Replantation of the Final Segment of the Finger (Finger Tip)

  • Jian Lin
  • He-Ping Zheng
  • Yong-Qing Xu
  • Tian-Hao Zhang


The final segment of the finger is the furthest structure of the hand, the most frequently used in daily life, and has the highest rate of injury; thus, replantation of the final segment of the finger (fingertip) is common. The functioning of the finger will be seriously affected if the final segment is missing, even though it is small. Compared with the flap method of retaining the length of the finger, replantation is irreplaceable in the recovery of appearance, movement, and feeling. In principle, if the systemic condition of the patients permitted it, if the structure of the severed finger was more or less complete, and if patients and their families required replantation, replantation should be chosen whenever possible.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Lin
    • 1
  • He-Ping Zheng
    • 2
  • Yong-Qing Xu
    • 3
  • Tian-Hao Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryXin-hua Hospital (ChongMing)ShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Clinical Anatomic CenterNanjing District General Hospital of PLAFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Orthopaedic DepartmentKunming General Hospital of PLAKunmingChina

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