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Fingertip injuries management with semi-occlusive dressing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8409649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have developed a simple, cheap and efficient method of management of fingertip injury using a semi-occlusive dressing ("Opsite"--Smith and Nephew). The fingertip is covered with the "Opsite" once a week only. The dressing provides a temporary "skin", making the finger painless. This semi-occlusive "skin" allows the healing environment to reach an optimal milieu (e.g. pH, oxygen, tension, immunoagents) actively promoting granulation tissue formation and epithelialization. The result of 200 fingertip injuries treated with this method proves the development of a near normal pulp shape and useful epithelium within an average of 20 days.
U Mennen; A Wiese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-10     Completed Date:  1993-11-10     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hand- and Microsurgery, Medical University of Southern Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Amputation, Traumatic / physiopathology,  therapy*
Finger Injuries / physiopathology,  therapy*
Nails / injuries,  physiopathology
Nails, Malformed / physiopathology
Occlusive Dressings*
Regeneration / physiology
Wound Healing / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Opsiture; 0/Polyurethanes
Comment In:
J Hand Surg Br. 1993 Aug;18(4):415   [PMID:  8409648 ]

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