Revive the severed finger for an 11-year-old boy

24/07/2020 15:41

The doctors from Viet Duc University Hospital (Ha Noi) successfully saved a severed finger for an 11-year-old child after an accident.

Dr. Dao Van Giang was checking the finger of the patient on the 4th day after the surgery.

Viet Duc University Hospital received the case of H.V.H (11 years old from Bac Ninh province) hospitalized due to completed amputation of two fingers of his right hand.


According to the patient’s mother, H is entering the transition exam. At noon when coming back from the exam, H went to replenish a pomelo. Because of carelessness, H broke off  two fingers on his right hand.


Immediately the family took H for emergency care at the district hospital. After being first aid at the district hospital, H was transferred to Viet Duc University Hospital.


 At the hospital, the patient was diagnosed a complete amputation of distal fingers of his right hand, and operated on emergency to re-implant the fingers.


Dr. Dao Van Giang Ph.D – Deputy Chief of Maxillofacial, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery (Viet Duc University Hospital) said: Distal amputation of fingers in children is a rare injury and difficult to be treated due to the very small blood vessels to be re-connected. The duty team has performed the connection tendons, bones, nerves and blood vessels with the size only from 0.4-0.5mm. Doctors had used the smaller sutures than strand of hair for surgery to ensure blood circulation, for recovery of re-implant fingers.


Also according to Dr. Dao Van Giang, pediatric patient H was rejoined an artery and a vein using microsurgery. The 4-hour surgery was successful, helping his fingers to be rejoined, warm finger and has signs of good recovery.



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