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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Seek care: Inch deep laceration of the wrist would put tendons and median nerve at high risk for injury. Nerve laceration may be why pain perception is altered. ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Medical treatment is: indicated. Go now. May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Sounds like a: cut or laceration with a good bit of luck. Cuts over the wrist can injure tendons, nerves and lead to infection. If a cut is not painful that doesn't ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Needs medical care: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.ma ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Will Take Time : These injuries take months and and years to heal. Tendons will be stonger in about two months. Nerves can take a year or two to fully heal. Probabl ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May be: Drink enough water so that your blood volume returns to normal. Even if you lost 2 pints, you have likely enough hemoglobin, so that is not the likely ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: The laceration should be evaluated in the er or by your doctor. Often the skin is closed initially even if there is deeper injuries. A hand surgeon wi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Both : Both gout and infection can cause these symptoms. Cuts in the skin can be a path for infection, accompanied by swelling and redness gouty deposits ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Oh : Oh my gosh. You are writing into a doctor column to ask if you should or should not follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon? You surgeon is the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Only general: Since i don't know the particulars. Keeping it elevated above the level of your heart will help swelling resolve more quickly. I cannot be more specif ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Caution...: A hand laceration is very tricky because all layers of skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles are all very close to surface; the skin is rather tig ... Read More
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