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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2012;21(2):106-110.
Published online November 30, 2012.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12790/jkssh.2012.21.2.106   
Replantation for Amputation of the Finger by a Dog Bite
Joo-Yong Kim, M.D., Young-Keun Lee, M.D., Ph.D.*, Sang-Hyun Woo, M.D.**, Tae-Yeon Yoon, M.D.
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Pusan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Korea.
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dason Orthopaedic Clinic, Korea. trueyklee@yahoo.co.kr
3Department of Cheon & Woo's Institute for Hand Surgery & Reconstructive Microsurgery, W Hospital, Korea.
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We present the case of a 49- year- old man with a dog bite on his right index finger at the mid-phalanx level. The finger was severely contaminated by the dog bite but, the amputation margin was clean.
We replantated the stump. His finger was recovered very successfully 12 months later. It is recommended that in these types of cases, replantation of the severed finger should proceed even if the amputated finger was contaminated by the dog bite, unless there are other factors that prevent replantation.
Key Words: Dog bite, Finger, Amputation, Replantation

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