The tips of the fingers are prone to injury as they are often the last part of the hand to escape harm’s way. If you have experienced a fingertip injury, seek out professional medical treatment as soon as possible to ensure best outcomes.
What are Fingertip Injuries?
Injuries to the fingertips often occur during accidents that occur at home, work, or during play, and may include a crushing injury, a tearing force, a sharp cut, or a combination of these injuries. A fingertip injury may damage any part of the fingertip including the skin and soft tissue, the nail and underlying nailbed, and the fingertip bone.
The fingertips are full of nerves and are very sensitive. Without prompt treatment, a fingertip injury may cause issues with hand function and may even result in a permanent disability. To ensure the best possible outcomes, be sure to seek out medical care as soon as you can after an injury.
Overall, treatment for a fingertip injury will depend on the severity and location of the injury. The goal of the treatment is to achieve a pain-free fingertip that functions normally. In order to determine the best treatment option for your fingertip injury, your doctor will consider your overall health, lifestyle, and your personal preference.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about non-operative and surgical treatment for fingertip injuries, please contact Dr. Neaman, Dr. Tsai, or Dr. Christiansen for your personal consultation. We welcome patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon areas.