The patients' left index finger was amputated and was sent to pathology for evaluation. It consisted of a portion of a finger with a pink, hemorrhagic distal phalanx and metacarpal bone, 13 x 2.5 x 2.5cm. A 3.5cm irregular gray to hemorrhagic stitched previously debrided area was seen on the dorsal skin surface. The underlying bone was gray to hemorrhagic with a focal chalky white tissue within the cancellous bone. The articular cartilage of the inter-phalangeal joint was distorted and hemorrhagic. The metacarpal head was also covered with chalky white tissue. The bone resection margin was grossly viable.