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J Korean Soc Microsurg. 2012 Nov;21(2):106-110. English. Case Report.
Kim JY , Lee YK , Woo SH , Yoon TY .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Pusan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dason Orthopaedic Clinic, Korea. trueyklee@yahoo.co.kr
Department of Cheon & Woo's Institute for Hand Surgery & Reconstructive Microsurgery, W Hospital, Korea.
Abstract

We present the case of a 49-year-old man with a dog bite on his right index finger at the mid-phalanx level. The finger was severely contaminated by the dog bite but, the amputation margin was clean. We replantated the stump. His finger was recovered very successfully 12 months later. It is recommended that in these types of cases, replantation of the severed finger should proceed even if the amputated finger was contaminated by the dog bite, unless there are other factors that prevent replantation.

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