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Fingertip Injury - Will the Tip of the Finger Grow Back?

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Updated June 30, 2013

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Fingertip Injury - Day of Injury
Fingertip Injury - Will the Tip of the Finger Grow Back?
Photo © David Nelson, M.D.
This picture shows a young woman who cut off the tip of her finger with a pair of scissors. She sees her physician, Dr. David Nelson, a hand surgeon in the San Francisco area. She is obviously concerned for the long-term appearance of her finger.

For specifics on how this injury was treated, please visit Dr. Nelson's web site. Of note, no surgical procedures or special equipment was required to achieve this result. All of these images are of the same patient.

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