Testimonials: Severed Thumb Tip

3 year old with complete avulsion of thumb from behind nail, surgically sewn back on.

July 12, 2012

Note appearance of dry gangrene or avascular tip of thumb. Started 1.5-3 hrs/day of SomaPulse™ therapy. Normal treatment would have been to debride the stump and place a graft, leaving her finger permanently deformed.

August 27, 2012

About 6 weeks later, the tissue has completely regrown. The redness indicates the natural acute inflammation needed for healing the injury. Note: most of the swelling is gone, sutures have been removed, nail has fallen off, but good nail bed, with nail expected to re-grow. All that remains of the injury is a piece of scab at the finger tip. This is expected to fall off shortly, leaving the remaining skin to heal completely.

October 2, 2012

Almost completely healed. Some swelling and inflammation left, indicative of a continuing healing response. Fingernail is growing in. Lateral corner of fingertip still slightly deformed but should continue to improve over the next few months, given the age of the child. The family is very pleased with the result. What would have been a thumb deformed for life, will be a normal thumb.