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Severed soft tissue of fingertip just beyond tip of bone reattached by stitches. Applied antibiotic cream. Blood flow not recovered. How to cure?

severed soft tissue of my fingertip just beyond tip of bone. reattached by stitches. Kept covered and antibiotic creme under bandage for 7 days until stitches removed. Now that cut is mostly closed the tip that was severed is Now hardening. Is this normal or is it a sign the. Bloodflow was never recovered and this tissue is going to die.?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
The hard tissue that you are appreciating over the injured area could be a SCAB under which the normal epithelium of skin grows. Its a normal finding.

Any soft tissue devoid (without) of blood supply will turn black in colour and is said to be GANGRENOUS. One more important point is that dead tissue will not have any pain or touch sensation. Simply prick that area (which you doubt as dead tissue) with a needle, if you feel pain then that part is "viable"(alive), if not its dead tissue.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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