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A 33-year-old female asked:

Cut with a sharp knife betw ring finger & pinky on 17oct. bled a lot. casualty dr stitched the wound. advised to keep it dressed for 24 hours then use hand as normal. my ring finger has lost sensation since.is this normal? cud i hav hit a nerve?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Nerve: You certainly could have injured a cutaneous nerve. These often recover over time and as there is. Nothing to do just wait. Good Luck

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