Losing finger in accident

Pediatrician Alan Nagar, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, shares advice for parents on how finger's are most often cut off in fingers and what the usual treatment is
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Losing finger in accident

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Children who cut their fingers off usually by slamming their fingers in a door, usually a car door is something we see relatively frequently. Usually it is the tip of the finger, and most often fortunately we call it a near amputation. In other words it is not completely cut off, but it is cut partway through the finger. We literally sew it so that it is closed at the end. That is one option. The other is to literally let it heal open so that it scars down and eventually heals relatively well with some good follow up care, antibiotics and cleaning.

Pediatrician Alan Nagar, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, shares advice for parents on how finger's are most often cut off in fingers and what the usual treatment is

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Alan Nager, MD, MHA

Pediatrician, Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Alan Nager is Head of the Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Nager received his undergraduate degree in Public Heath and Child Psychology, his graduate degree in Healthcare Administration, his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and his training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  He has lectured extensively on a variety of emergency medicine topics, appeared numerous times in the media, and published extensively on topics such as dehydration, trauma, mental health, disaster preparedness, etc. He has also authored a children’s book entitled, Angels in Action: One Day in the Emergency Department.

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