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  • About two weeks ago one of my favorite entertainers, Jimmy Fallon took a fall in his kitchen, catching his wedding ring on the edge of a table and entirely dislocating his finger.    What seemed like a simple issue landed him straight for the ER at Bellevue Hospital where surgeon David Chiu performed a very delicate micro-surgery to save Jimmy’s ring finger. He was diagnosed with a “ring avulsion,” which is basically a sudden pull on the ring finger that results in severe soft tissue damage that can range in severity all the way to complete amputation. Jimmy suffered a Class II rupture, which causes inadequate blood supply to the extremity, which required micro-surgery to repair the torn blood vessel and vein and even nerves. 

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