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Arm Laceration (Overview)

A laceration is a cut.. Arms are prone to tendon and nerve and circulatory and muscle injury depending on degree depth and location.


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Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD ...Read more

Arm Laceration (Overview)

A laceration is a cut.. Arms are prone to tendon and nerve and circulatory and muscle injury depending on degree depth and location.


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Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Not sure of the ?: If you are asking if an arm laceration would disqualify you from the military than i would say it all depends on the kind of laceration, if underlying tissue is damaged. Evan then if the tissue is repaired it may not be enough to disqualify someone. ...Read more

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Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions). ...Read more

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Strained arm from arm wrestling what to do?

Strained arm from arm wrestling what to do?

Rest it.: Apply ice to the sore areas for 20 minutes, 3-4 times per day and if you can take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would be helpful. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compression- these two may or may not be related. You should see your pcp or orthopedics. ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff tear cause arm and hand numbness?

Can a rotator cuff tear cause arm and hand numbness?

Not usually: The shoulder is usually an 'innocent bystander' when it comes to neurologic problems such as numbness and weakness that is found beyond the shoulder in the arm and forearm. The more likely culprit for these complaints is actually nerve compression emanating from the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more

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My left arm falls asleep constantly. Inside of arm tingles from arm pit to finger tips. ?

Needs workup: You may require neck films & possibly an electrical study of the left arm to localize the problem & see if a nerve is being pinched of some sort...certainly sounds possible from your symptoms. If you'd like to cover this a bit more in a 1-1 consult setting here on HealthTap then, I'm happy to help you if you'd write to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump on palm of hand after fingertip injury?

Pea sized lump on palm of hand after fingertip injury?

Most not related.: I can;t think of any reason that a fingr tip injury would cause a lump in the palm. Lumps, bumps and masses are very common in the palm and hand. You should probably see a hand surgeon for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Hit the center of proximal phalanx on my right pointer finger. Swollen knot, bruising & painful bending. Bruised or would raised knot mean fracture?

Fractures can swell: either locally or diffusely. A knot may mean there is a very bad bruise to skin or it could mean a fracture. A fracture in the finger can be nondislplaced meaning everyting moves well and is lined up so one does not necessarily have a great deformity, joint fractures or fractures in the plane of motion with swelling may not loo obvious except for pain and swelling. If symptoms persist, get seen ...Read more

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Hi grade undersurface distal supraspinatus tear now spasms from shoulder to neck/arm pit. Arm feels heavy numb & burns prescription inject & p.T. Is this normal?

Hi grade undersurface distal supraspinatus tear now spasms from shoulder to neck/arm pit. Arm feels heavy numb & burns prescription inject & p.T. Is this normal?

Might be: Certainly pain around shoulder girdle can be related to partial undersurface ss tear. Rx is initially cortisone, antiinflamms and pt. Numbness and burning may or may not be related. These are more neurologic sxs and have to r/o cervical radic, thoracic outlet and peripheral nerve impingement. ...Read more

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Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks. From armpit to elbow. ?

Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks.    From armpit to elbow.  ?

Get seen: Pain and swelling from armpit to elbow could be infection, injury, or more serious. Have this checked by you doctor. ...Read more

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Twisted arm doing backhandspring, popped, fingers tingle, hard to close them, sharp elbow pain behind & on top of elbow, no swelling or bruising..?

Twisted arm doing backhandspring, popped, fingers tingle, hard to close them, sharp elbow pain behind & on top of elbow, no swelling or bruising..?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some imaging studies. It would be prudent to see your doctor or go to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. ...Read more

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Can a rotator cuff injury cause tingling in my arm and wrist?

Can a rotator cuff injury cause tingling in my arm and wrist?

Could be from neck: I see many patients with rotator cuff tears that also have numbness, tingling, and even weakness below the shoulder into the arm, forearm, and wrist/hand. The neurological symptoms below the shoulder notoriously arise from an ongoing neck problem such as a pinched nerve within the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Could a torn rotator cuff cause an immobile index finger?

Could a torn rotator cuff cause an immobile index finger?

No: No a torn rotator cuff will not affect the index finger. It sounds like a trigger finger. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more

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Volan ganglion on radial head upper arm I have a cyst on upper arm?

Volan ganglion on radial head  upper arm I have a cyst on upper arm?

Specific: Is the mass on the arm between the shoulder and elbow? Is it getting bigger and over how long a time? Does it pulsate? Does it move with the shoulder or elbow? Does it "tingle" when you thump it? These are things to think about when you see you see an orthopedic surgeon. He can decide what to do for you. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Not sure of the ?: If you are asking if an arm laceration would disqualify you from the military than i would say it all depends on the kind of laceration, if underlying tissue is damaged. Evan then if the tissue is repaired it may not be enough to disqualify someone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Arm laceration?

What is the definition or description of: Arm laceration?

Cut: A laceration is a cut.. Arms are prone to tendon and nerve and circulatory and muscle injury depending on degree depth and location. ...Read more

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How to treat a 1/2" laceration to the arm?

How to treat a 1/2" laceration to the arm?

Sutures: If. The wound is deep and bleeding it will require sutures. If it is superficial, steristrips can be helpful. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut a deep laceration on my arm and its bleeding a bit I can see tissue that is inside what to do?

I accidentally cut a deep laceration on my arm and its bleeding a bit I can see tissue that is inside what to do?

Need to be seen: From your description, you will prob need stitches to close this wound. Go to Urgent Care or ER. ...Read more

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Do i need to get my arm x-rayed? I was in a car wreck two months ago and i had a rather deep laceration on my arm. It was cut to the tendons and bone, but nothing is broken. The cut is now healed and its a scar that looks like a red abrasion. My arm is st

Do i need to get my arm x-rayed? I was in a car wreck two months ago and i had a rather deep laceration on my arm. It was cut to the tendons and bone, but nothing is broken. The cut is now healed and its a scar that looks like a red abrasion. My arm is st

Have it evaluated: Any deep injury that is down to bone has a potential to infect the bone. Have an x-ray taken to evaluate the underlying bone. Have it properly evaluated to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more

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I've got an inch long laceration in my elbow and am curious if I need stitches or not. ?

I've got an inch long laceration in my elbow and am curious if I need stitches or not. ?

Depends: how deep , did it involve the joint , if treatment is not adequate will lead to serious complication. Go to E R and the doctor evaluate the injury. ...Read more

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I've had a severe laceration to my left forearm, and i want to reduce the scarring. What can I use?

I've had a severe laceration to my left forearm, and i want to reduce the scarring. What can I use?

Silicon dressings..: Once the laceration has healed use scar silicon dressings to decrease the scar appearance. ...Read more

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Can a person have a laceration internally and wouldn't know?

Can a person have a laceration internally and wouldn't know?

Risk Factors?: Lacerations are traumatic, so unless you have had some recent trauma, it would be unlikely that you have an internal laceration. Most lacerations bleed and cause pain, but some do not. If you have risk factors for an internal laceration, then additional testing may be warranted. ...Read more

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What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

I'm not a coding : Expert but i think you'd use it by type and by anatomic location code for a laceration only not the state of healing. This is for diagnosis not the treatment used. ...Read more

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Why is laceration reopening after stitches removed?

Why is laceration reopening after stitches removed?

Many possibilities: Perhaps sutures removed too soon, perhaps you have delayed healing related to any of a number of factors such as renal failure, diabetes, poor nutrition, smoking, perhaps there is too much tension on the wound, perhaps underlying infection. Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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What is the strength of stitches for laceration wounds?

What is the strength of stitches for laceration wounds?

High Strength: The sutures (stitches) are usually stronger than the skin. The secret to a good repair is layered closure with sutures of the appropriate strength. Smaller stitches are not as strong, but are less likely to leave a mark. Be very careful to prevent further injury to the area. If the stitches pull through, delayed wound healing and a bigger scar are likely. ...Read more

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Dangers of untreated laceration and infection?

Dangers of untreated laceration and infection?

Worse outcome: Lacerations may leave vital structures like tendons, vessels and nerves uncovered. More superficial lacerations may simply have a worse scar if allowed to heal by secondary intention. Surgical debridement and appropriate cleansing of the wound are also potentially necessary. Wound infection can lead to increased morbidity and e en death if left untreated. ...Read more

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What is a liver laceration?

What is a liver laceration?

A cut: In your liver, either from surgery or trauma. ...Read more

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How can I treat finger laceration?

How can I treat finger laceration?

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 change in sensation, a bite laceration, dirty mechanism or any impraired range of motion see a surgeon. Be sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read more

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Laceration still bruised months later?

Laceration still bruised months later?

Red or bruised?: It is very normal for a scar to remain red (hyperemic) for several months or even years after an injury. However it is abnormal to remain bruised and may suggest a vascular malformation or hematoma or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hemosiderosis. You may want to discuss with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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