Save the finger for a french men

06/04/2020 08:49

Viet Duc University Hospital helped a French male patient to preserve his finger. 


On March 17th 2020, because of a road traffic accident, Mr. E. M. (49 years-old, French, resident of Long Bien District, Hanoi) came to Viet Duc University Hospital (VDUH) with an open injury of the left 5th finger with tissue loss of the fingertip and fracture of the distal phalanx.

Dr. Khanh checked and gave instructions to Mr. E. M. before his discharge

Before being transferred to VDUH, he was given first-aid at a provincial hospital in Long Bien District where the doctor has decided to remove his distal phalanx.


In the such situation, Mr. E. M. has contacted Assoc. Prof. NGUYEN Manh Khanh, Vice Director of Institute of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Chief of Department of Upper Extremities Surgery and Sport Medicine for advice.


Advised by Ass.Prof. Khanh, Mr. E.M came to Viet Duc University Hospital and was operated on March 18th. With a local and general anesthesia, VDUH surgeonsa have assessed carefully the lesions and decided to perform the sliding flap to cover the fingertip lesion in order to preserve his distal phalanx and to avoid the amputation. This surgery also helped to ensure the aesthetic aspect and to preserve the nail bed allowing a new finger nail to grow up and patient could come back to the normal life.


Mr. E. M. shared that he was also operated by Ass. Prof. Khanh due to his complicated fracture on the right patella 2 years ago.


Reporter: Ha Quyen /



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