Amputation is the complete removal of an injured or deformed body part. An amputation may be the result of a traumatic injury or may be the result of a planned operation where the finger must be removed. Some traumatically amputated fingers may be replanted or reattached, but in some cases, reattachment of the amputated finger is not possible or advisable. Conditions, such as a tumor, may require that a finger be surgically amputated to preserve a person’s health.
During surgery, Dr. Jason D. Johnson must safely remove the injured body part, while prepping the amputation site for future prosthetics. The skin, muscles, bones and nerves must be treated very carefully to make sure the patient will be comfortable when the time comes for prosthetics. Dr. Jason D. Johnson will determine the length of the remaining body part based on medial and prosthetic factors.