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Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level

Zavira Celeste Marie Heinze , Suzanne C Wilkens, Kiera Nysha Lunn, David Ring, Neal C Chen.

Abstract
Objectives: To assess if surgeon specialty, demographics or injury-related variables are related to a second operation to convert a finger amputation at the level of injury to a ray amputation.
Methods: We identified 869 patients that had a finger (non-thumb) amputation at the level of injury over a period between 2000 and 2015. Bivariable analyses were used to identify factors associated with a second operation for ray amputation.
Results: Eighteen patients had secondary ray amputation (2.1%), 8 for stiffness and contracture, 5 for pain, and 5 for necrosis of the stump. Factors associated with secondary ray amputation include central finger, amputation at a more proximal part of the finger, and other injured fingers that were not amputated.
Conclusion: A second operation for ray resection is uncommon after major trauma, more likely proximal and central, and usually for pain or dysfunction, in patients treated by both plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery trained hand surgeons.

Key words: finger, trauma, ray amputation, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery


 
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ZCMH, Wilkens SC, Lunn KN, Ring D, Chen NC, . Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level. Hand Microsurg. 2020; 9(2): 76-80. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774


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ZCMH, Wilkens SC, Lunn KN, Ring D, Chen NC, . Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level. http://handmicrosurgeryjournal.com/?mno=74774 [Access: August 30, 2020]. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774


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ZCMH, Wilkens SC, Lunn KN, Ring D, Chen NC, . Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level. Hand Microsurg. 2020; 9(2): 76-80. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774



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ZCMH, Wilkens SC, Lunn KN, Ring D, Chen NC, . Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level. Hand Microsurg. (2020), [cited August 30, 2020]; 9(2): 76-80. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774



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, Z. C. M. H., Wilkens, S. C., Lunn, K. N., Ring, D., Chen, N. C. & (2020) Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level. Hand Microsurg, 9 (2), 76-80. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774



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, Zavira Celeste Marie Heinze, Suzanne C Wilkens, Kiera Nysha Lunn, David Ring, Neal C Chen, and . 2020. Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level. Hand and Microsurgery, 9 (2), 76-80. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774



Chicago Style

, Zavira Celeste Marie Heinze, Suzanne C Wilkens, Kiera Nysha Lunn, David Ring, Neal C Chen, and . "Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level." Hand and Microsurgery 9 (2020), 76-80. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

, Zavira Celeste Marie Heinze, Suzanne C Wilkens, Kiera Nysha Lunn, David Ring, Neal C Chen, and . "Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level." Hand and Microsurgery 9.2 (2020), 76-80. Print. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

, Z. C. M. H., Wilkens, S. C., Lunn, K. N., Ring, D., Chen, N. C. & (2020) Factors associated with secondary ray amputation after initial finger amputation at the traumatic level. Hand and Microsurgery, 9 (2), 76-80. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.74774








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