What are the options for replacing lost fingers?
Q: My daughter (one year old) lost two fingers of her right hand as they got crushed in a mincing machine. Is it possible to fit artificial fingers or is finger transplant possible? What are the solutions possible to achieve normal functionality of the fingers, how much does it cost and where can we get it done?
A:This basically depends upon which fingers she has lost. If it is the index or the ring finger then a toe transfer can be considered as her hand function will be seriously impaired. Alternatively, a number of commercial cap fingers are available that cost about 15,000 rupees can be considered.