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Report Both Tendon Repair and Joint Fusion

Question: In a patient who was injured by a power saw, our surgeon diagnosed a laceration with partial loss of soft tissue in the left index pulp, a simple laceration of pulp of left ring finger, and a volar laceration through middle finger DIP crease with near amputation with open joint. The procedures performed included the following: 1. Sharp debridement, [...]


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