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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

Nerve injury: You may have suffered injury to the medial nerve which innervates the three digits on the pinky side from recent injury or possible carpel tunnel syndrome.Use Ibuprofen to decrease inflammation or any pain you may have. These usually resolve with time though you have had residual numbness. A nerve conduction study by a neurologist can provide info. OTC Wrist splints can help in carpel tunnel. ...Read more

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For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

 For 4 months now my middle finger of right hand has been total numbness/pain due to golf injury of forearm. No anti-infl/cortisone helped. Any idea??

Middle finger numb: Median or radial nerve injury is most likely. Recommend Electromyeologram/Nerve Conduction Study be done to help answer question. If positive for nerve injury, need to see good hand surgeon. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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How long would you stay in the hospital for a head injury, a broken forearm, and a broken shin from bike accident?

How long would you stay in the hospital for a head injury, a broken forearm, and a broken shin from bike accident?

Depends: The answer entirely depends on the severity of each of these injuries. A minor head injury with brief loss of consciousness or simple hairline fractures could be assessed and treated in the emergency room. Severe head injury with brain swelling might require days to weeks in the hospital, while complex fractures would require surgery and several days or more in the hospital. ...Read more

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What should be done for a torn forearm injury?

What should be done for a torn forearm injury?

Torn what: Where is the tear? Skin, muscle? Skin lacerations are obvious but muscle tears are problematic. The severity of the tear, the disability resulting, the area involved all play into the treatment. See an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my hand to swell up 48 hours after a mid-forearm injury?

Is it normal for my hand to swell up 48 hours after a mid-forearm injury?

Swelling: Swelling commonly occurs further down the extremity from an injury. Elevating the extremity can help, as can gentle movement of the hand and fingers--this will help to squeeze the fluid from the extremity. Swelling of the hand is common after an upper extremity injury. ...Read more

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I have blunt pain in forearm, no physical injury.?

I have blunt pain in forearm, no physical injury.?

Not enough info.: Depends on how long you have this pain and what brings it on. Unlikely to be serious ...Read more