A 17-year-old female asked:
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i cut my finger with a sharp knife this morning .. the laceration is about 1/2 inch deep what to do ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is deep for: A finger. Please get it medically evaluated now. You may need a tetanus shot as well if you don't know when your last one was or if it has been > 10 years.
Answered on Nov 12, 2013
Dr. Russell Sparenberg
48 years experience Plastic Surgery
See a physician: You should see a physician to be examined. If you have cut a nerve or tendon these might require surgical repair.
Answered on Dec 2, 2014
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
?Nerve/tendon injury: Deep lacerations of the finger need to be evaluated by a hand surgeon. If finger is bleeding or your tetanus coverage has lapsed then go to the er or your pcp first.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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