A 20-year-old male asked:
How long is too long to get pressure released from a crushed thumb? (no broken bones)
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Hand Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: 48-72 hours generally, however depends on bleeding.
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies in part based upon the severity of the pressure involved. If the pressure is severe enough to cause loss of blood flow to the thumb (ischemia), then you have about 6 hours to intervene before necrosis occurs. Good question.
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Last updated Jan 31, 2018
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