I supose this is as good of place as any for this. I was working in the kitchen at work today for the first part of my shift and fileted my finger. I cut about a 3/4" square of skin loose along 3 sides just pretty much between the skin and meat. I went ahead and finished my shift atthe register and after work went to the hospital to have it sewd shut since it would still flop open if the bandage was off and I moved the finger. The Dr. informed me that they couldnt do anything since it had been over 6 hours, which it had happened around 3 PM and he saw me around 12:30 AM and proved he couldnt even count when he tried to say that made it around 12-13 hours, but I know when I have had to get sewed up before it was often over 6 hours by the time the did the sewing. Granted most of those times the last 3-4 hours were in the ER waiting to see a Dr but I was just wondering if anyone knew when they came up with this new idea? Also if it cant be sewed back together/shut then wouldnt that imply that the tissue was no longer viable (i.e. dead) and would need to be removed as necrotic tissue to prevent gangreen and such? All they did was have me soak it in betadine for 10 minutes then put a bandage on it. While Im not thrilled anyway I know if I didnt have insurance and had to pay out of pocket for that I would have been thouroghly PISSED. I was just wondering if anyone had heard anything about this or if he was just as much of an idiot when it came to medicine as he is when it comes to math.