In the event that your finger is amputated during an accident, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this advice:

  • Apply pressure to the injured area immediately.
  • Gently cleanse the amputated part with water (preferably saline).
  • Cover it in gauze wrap.
  • Put it in a watertight bag.
  • Place the bag on ice.
  • Do not put the amputated part directly on ice. You could further damage it.
  • Take the amputated part with you to the emergency room immediately.