What is finger debridement?

Finger debridement is the removal of dead or infected skin tissue to help a wound on your finger heal. 

Wounds or injuries on your finger can be caused by sharp cuts, crushing injuries, a tearing force or a combination of all these injury types. Any part of your finger can be damaged including your skin and tissue, bone, or nail and underlying nailbed.

Why do you need finger debridement?

Finger debridement is necessary for wounds that are not healing properly, or that are infected and getting worse. It can help reduce the risk of infection, encourage healthy tissue to grow, and minimise scarring.

What can you expect when undergoing finger debridement?

Preparing for Finger Debridement

During consultation, your surgeon will do a physical examination of your wound, taking measurements. You may also go under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia.

During Finger Debridement
Your surgeon will use metal instruments to examine the wound, and cut out old tissue and wash the wound. If the wound area requires a skin graft, your surgeon will take a piece of skin from the outside of your hand, your forearm, or another area of your body and use it to cover the wound. Both the wound and the donor site are then closed with stitches.

After Finger Debridement

Depending on the severity and size of the wound, your recovery time may vary. You may need to regularly change the dressing according to your surgeon’s instructions and keep the wound clean.

Why choose Novena Surgery for finger debridement?

Doctors who choose to perform finger debridement at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo finger debridement in Novena Surgery but I do not have a specialist doctor in mind yet.

This list consists of specialists who commonly perform finger debridement at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a specialist doctor from the list.

Name of Specialist ClinicName of Specialist DoctorSpecialist Clinic AddressSpecialist Clinic Opening Hours
Orthopaedic Centre
Dr Ang Chia Liang38 Irrawaddy Road, Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital Specialist Centre, #07-40, Singapore 329563Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Ortholimb Bone And Joint SurgeryDr Lim Yi Jia#10-04 Gleneagles Medical Centre, 6 Napier Road, Singapore 258499
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Hand Wrist & Microsurgical CentreDr Looi Kok PohNovena Medical Centre
#08-14, Inliven Medical
10 Sinaran Dr, Singapore 307506
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic ClinicDr Chee Kin Ghee6 Napier Road #02-09 Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed