Trapped fingers and amputated finger tips in children

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    1 From the Accident and Emergency Department, The Children's Hospital, Sheffield, England.
    Cynthia M. Illingworth
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    1 From the Accident and Emergency Department, The Children's Hospital, Sheffield, England.
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    1 From the Accident and Emergency Department, The Children's Hospital, Sheffield, England.
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      Summary

      We have developed a simple, relatively painless and very effective method of treating trapped fingers in small children.
      When a finger tip of a small child has been amputated, there is a remarkable capacity for the tip to regenerate if given a chance and if the injury is treated by a nonintervention technique.
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