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Hand amputation


Define/describe the condition


Describe the pertinent anatomy


Describe the biomechanics/biologic basis of the disorder or the mechanism of injury

Natural History

Describe the natural history, epidemiology and prognosis

Clinical Presentation

Describe the means to elicit the most useful information from the patient history and physical examination as well as the relevant findings

Imaging and Diagnostic Studies

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Medical therapy
Nonoperative treatment
Operative treatment - include links to pages with detailed surgical techniques
Indications and contraindications


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Pearls and Pitfalls

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