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cause of finger laceration

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain: Finger lacs can be painful on occasion. It is also possible to cut more serious things than just the skin, like a nerve or tendon.
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depth?: It depends on depth but may cause pain, numbness, compromised circulation or function due to tendon injury if sufficiently deep.

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Stitches: Get it stitched.
Dr. Hill Hastings
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cleanse: If simple, shallow, cleanse wound and cover with dry dressing. If gapped may use a steristrip to approximate. If deep or long, over a joint, any chan ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Very: Very common.
Dr. Hill Hastings
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Common: We depend on our digits for many activities which can result in a laceration. Knives , tops of can, glass objects, rough metal edges, etc.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Cut: A laceration is a cut.Fingers are prone to tendon and nerve and circulatory injury depending on degree depth and location.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
If your wife says so: Yes.
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Stiching: There is only one treatment is to approximate the wound edges. Depending on the depth of the laceration and its width, you may need to have it sewn (s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Good idea: If glass was in the ground or dirt, yes.If due, probably not a bad idea anyway.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hand surgeon: May be more complicated after initial attempt at closure, so should see an expert (=hand surgeon).
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get it checked: Swelling and redness could be signs of infection. Have the dr who placed them recheck them, or go to urgent care / er for exam to be sure you do not n ... Read More
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