How Would You Care for Your Wound After Amputation Surgery

How Would You Care for Your Wound After Amputation Surgery?

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When it comes to a finger amputation, I think that immediately after surgery there’d be stitches involved. If so, the stitches would usually remain in place for about two weeks depending on the surgeon.

The priority at the start is the risk of infections so we have to ensure that we’re reducing the risk of infection. This may involve antibiotics coming from a GP or simply keeping the wound clean. We would generally protect the joint by using a splint, which we can make in the clinic here.

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