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Ok , I was splitting wood, first time ever, I got my middle and ring finger, left hand, caught between two pieces of wood,
Crushed ( 25 tons), about 3/4" of both, lost all the flesh on both, 3/4".

VA ER sent me to St Louis Universty ER To see a special specialist.
So after all night in ER there, finally got to see him about 10 AM Friday morning. Long night.

He showed me 100 pics of what has done. I was blown away. he explained the procedure .

He scheduled surgery for 2pm , 4 hrs later, finally got in about 4pm, Took 1 1/2 hrs.

Went great . BTW Ive never experienced ANY pain, other than the first 10 seconds it happened.

So I got home last night at 10pm , I think.

Heres an old reference from 2010 to the procedure he did , called Pixie Dust.

[Pixie dust was developed by scientists at the Centre of Regenerative Medicine in Pittsburgh and one of their successes was to grow a completely new finger tip including blood vessels tissue, skin and finger nail for a man who severed it with the propeller of a model aeroplane.
Professor Wolf believes that pixie dust has huge potential. He said: 'We've seen a definite effect from using this powder in our first few patients which is why we are pressing ahead with full scale trial to see if we can get the same effect again.']


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...ows-limbs-wounded-soldiers.html#ixzz4kGxKexqs
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This procedure is near being perfected toady . Lots of info on Mr Google.

Here is a pic that looks like my middle finger, almost,

finger.jpg

Just thought this was someting yall might be interested in, being medical technology.
I live a sheltered life and had never heard of it.

guess, i'll see if it works,
they say 2 months to fully heal.


Jim
 

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Ouch! Glad you're okay
 

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By Golly, Jim, I'm getting the impression trouble follows you around. Keep a sharp eye out for it from now on, eh?

Get better, so you can get that wood split.

:cool:
 

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By Golly, Jim, I'm getting the impression trouble follows you around. Keep a sharp eye out for it from now on, eh?

Get better, so you can get that wood split.

:cool:
When the surgeon was all done, he said to me, "now don't mess around and screw up my work, you know your a sh!t magnet"

The nurse and I laughed our butts off,

Wife wouldn't let me finish splittin today.:(


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That pic above is not of my injury.....mine is actually much worse , on both fingers...
Wish I had some pics,
The doctors took at least fifty pics, and will do so as the healing progress goes.



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Now you know why you should read directions before using a log splitter. Just had to say that. Jokingly mind you.
I imagine it could have been even worse so maybe you got lucky in some way.
 

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Well now Jim, why did you want to go and do that for? Huh? If I were you I believe that I would leave the wood alone for a while and heal a little bit before I tackled it again. Ya know?
Well Mon, take care and clean some guns or something in the A/C and keep it clean, dry, and sweat free. Happy healing and I'll put you on my prayer list.
 

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It looks like this is the original company who developed the product. Now it's called MatriStem

https://acell.com/wound-care-products/

Good luck Jim, hope it works out well for you
Thats it ,
They don't call it Pixie Dust like the military does,
At the hospital , they were all calling it Matristem.

They used the powder , like bondo to rebuild a perfectly shaped finger(s) and the covered it with the sheets.(sounds like body work to me)

Showed it to me before wrapping, and they looked like nothing ever happened as far as shape, and there will be no scars.

Gotta go back in 2 weeks let him look at it.
Gotta unwrap and put some Gel on and rewrap every 2 days , and take my antibiotics.

It is amazing.

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No scars? Bummer!

The only positive about these things is having scars to tell lies about.
 

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More knowledge for ya,

This is the guy doing mine, Dr Bruce Kraemer....great guy.

https://www.healio.com/orthotics-pr...trix-powder-may-reduce-residual-limb-scarring

Excerpt from his speech.

“The body replaces this wound device with its own native tissues. Nerves like it. Blood vessels like it. It blocks inflammation. It has performed when there are bacteria in the wound. The only negative is that it takes time to heal,” he said. “It is site-specific constructive remodeling. In experimental models, [if] you put it on tendon tissue, it will replace itself with tendon tissue. If you put it in skeletal muscles, it will grow back some skeletal muscles. The body reforms the tissue that are missing.”

Never know when it may be needed.


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Wish I had heard of that when I tried to cut my right thumb off. They got it stitched back on but it's not much use. Jim, you need to find toys that have warning labels on them. If you are mentally challenged and over the age of 21-DO NOT TRY USING THIS DEVICE!!!!

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Update on pixie dust,
I can actually see some regenerating of tissue, cant even tell where the damage was , and the new begins.

The slight pain , comes and goes with quick spikes at times, mostly feels like a dull headache, just annoying.


Latest pics ,

fingers9.jpg


Doc says its coming along great, gotta go back on 7/14.


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Yes it is,
We were concerned about the way it looks.

But he told us to throw away all old thoughts on healing....this is totally a different ball game... he loved the way they look.:rolleyes:



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The doc says the healing looks very good then that's what you needed to hear. When a doc says "Oh my god" then you have to worry. So glad it's working very well for you.
 

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Worse than "Oh my god", is when the nurse calls and asks "When can you come in"!
(Been trying to figure out punctuation for 60 years now and still can't? Does the " come before or after the ! ?)
 
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