Daniel Calva, Harlan M. Starr, James P. Higgins

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Although amputations occur much less frequently in children than in adults and adolescents, amputation injuries in the pediatric population are associated with significant physical disfigurement, functional and psychosocial disability, and a high financial burden. Amputations of digits in children are a challenging problem for the pediatric hand surgeon due to the technical handling of the fragile and diminutive anatomy. Obtaining an accurate history of the injury mechanism also provides the surgeon with information that may affect surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Pediatric Upper Extremity
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781461485155
ISBN (Print)9781461485131
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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