The term Regeneration denotes the ability of living organisms to eventually repair damaged tissues and sometimes entire lost organs. Also, regeneration is the restoration of the whole organism from its artificially separated fragment. In the event that regeneration occurs after damage or loss of the organ (part) of the body, such regeneration is called reparative. In the case of regeneration in the process of normal life of the organism, usually not associated with damage or loss of a part of the body, this regeneration is called physiological.
Our center has developed a method of conservative treatment of finger injuries in children from one year to 12 years. This method helps children with traumatic defects of the tip of the nail phalanx of the fingers of the hand to completely regenerate the lost part. Complete recovery after a child’s injury is observed after six months or a year — after this time no one even guess that the child suffered a similar injury.
The damaged finger is immersed for 16-24 days in a special device (isolation chamber), constantly filled with a periodically replaced special sterile solution. The device is attached to the hand and slightly limits the amount of movement of the child, while the wound is isolated from the air and constantly surrounded by a solution. Treatment of the fingers of the hand is completely painless, anesthesia or anesthesia is not required. Children in the form of games can easily bear it.
How to treat. The injured finger is carefully washed off from contamination in warm saline, several times treated with chlorhexidine or octenesept and placed in a sterile isolation chamber. The camera is used once. The device consists of a plastic chamber — actually an insulator) made of a solid transparent material, an attachment element to the skin in the form of an elastic funnel with a thin layer of non-hardening sealant on the inner surface. As a water-insoluble sealant, a liquid dressing is used — New-skin (Prestige Brands Inc., USA). The cone-shaped part of the elastic funnel when the finger moves or when it swells is stretched, reducing the pressure increase in the cavity of the container. The attachment does not squeeze the finger due to the elasticity of the tube and the liquid sealant. When the chamber is filled with a solution, open the plug of the upper fitting and the roller clamp. Using a syringe, fill the device with a solution through an elastic tube, which is attached to the lower fitting of the insulator. Then close the roller clamp and the plug of the upper choke. Longuet of polymeric materials ensures the fixation of the device on the hand and the immobilization of the injured finger relative to the hand and forearm in the physiological position. Longuet can be worn both before the fastening of the plastic container, and after, providing additional protection for the device from tearing off while driving, for which it has a belt. The device is easily and quickly put on the finger and provides a reliable treatment of a child’s injury and the restoration of the lost part of the finger.
In children, lesions of phalanges are most frequent at the age of 5.5-3.8 years. The described ability to restore (under favorable conditions) is probably a species sign fixed in the process of evolution as an adaptation to frequent damage to the most vulnerable structures — the fingertips of the hand. And the ability to fully restore the finger manifests itself at the age when these injuries are most frequent. Thus, the proposed technology of conservative treatment of children aged 1 to 12 years (the period of child postnatal development) with traumatic defects of the fingertips effectively stimulates the regeneration growth of the distal part of the nail phalanx of the hand in the conditions of the aquatic environment, is an example of one of the possible directions in the development of regenerative medicine and Can be recommended for implementation in practical health care.
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