My middle finger was severed off, how fast is surgery required?

yesterday at 1pm the tip of my middle finger was severed off below nail but above first knuckle, no tendons injured. finger was sewed back on within 4 hours but needs to be surgically attached and bone pined together. what is the timeline that this surgery should be preformed by


2 Comments on “My middle finger was severed off, how fast is surgery required?

  1. Bone Fixation is best done first when re implantation is done. Due to the location or nature of amputation – or lack of time or resources, ER surgeon may have decided otherwise or deemed it not necessary. You need to consult an Orthopedic Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon to evaluate the re implantation procedure – to see if it takes – and decide next appropriate step. This should be done as soon as possible.

  2. Hi.
    Thanks for the query..

    The severed finger and the underlying bone should be surgically re-implanted within 12 hours of its detachment from the body.

    So you should immediately consult an Orthopedic surgeon and get evaluated.

    As if the time is passing by you might need surgical intervention on an immediate an Emergency basis to avoid the loss of finger..

    Hope this helps..


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