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Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

No: The extensor tendon is on the dorsal or top side. A volar injury is likely to. Injure a flexor tendon or nerve. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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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Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

Should I do surgery of subtle volar fracture through proximal base of proximal phalanx of thumb with volary distraction of avulsed fracture fragment?

See a hand surgeon: Fractures through joint surfaces are generally more problematic than those outside of joints. Depending on a number of factors, they may predispose to the onset of early arthritis in the joint if the surface is not reconstructed accurately. I would see a hand surgeon to evaluate the particulars of your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
DO not rub eye
Once
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I want to know the possible complications after plastic surgery on duplicated right thumb. It is for my 7 months baby girl.

I want to know the possible complications after plastic surgery on duplicated right thumb. It is for my 7  months baby girl.

See Plastic surgeon: There are many variations or presentations of a duplicated digit, with some requiring minimal surgery to others requiring fairly complex reconstruction to improve the function of the hand.Your child's hand/plastic surgeon will be able to let you know the potential risks, benefits and limitations of the proposed surgery. In almost all cases function primarily and aesthetics secondarily are improved. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Use eyedrops, as needed
24 Hrs, Hourly, forever
Apply a cool compress if swelling is present
24 Hrs, Hourly, forever
See your eye doctor
72 Hrs, Every other day, forever
Taper visits as improvement progresses
Weekly
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How do I fix a thumb injury?

How do I fix a thumb injury?

Depends on injury: If you injured your thumb you should be evaluated by a physician. Xrays should be ordered to rule out a fracture. If it is a dislocation then wearing a splint will be necessary. If it is a sprain it depends which ligament is sprained or torn because sometimes surgery is required. Better to get evaluated by an md for hand injuries rather than just wait to see if it heals on its own. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms that could follow a thumb injury?

What are some of the symptoms that could follow a thumb injury?

Pain, swelling...: Simple thumb injuries, such as sprains, can cause pain, swelling and stiffness. Symptoms should improve over the course of a few weeks. More complex injuries can result in fractures and ligament ruptures (severe sprains) and in some cases require treatment, such as casting or surgery. See your doctor if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Wash eye with water thoroughly for any chemical exposures
hourly
Cover eye with shield (not patch) if trauma was sustained
once
Don't touch eye or pull anything out of eye until seen by an eye MD
once
Call 911 or see an eye MD ASAP
once
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What should I do if I have a thumb injury?

See a doctor: See a hand specialist. Thumb is very important, and should not be neglected. ...Read more

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