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Sliced open tip of pointing finger preparing pork. Roughly 6mm long, 3mm deep, won't stop bleeding after 10 minutes of pressure with kitchen towel.
Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?
Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more
Palm cut 30 days ago. Hobby knife 1.5 cm deep. Nerve tingled. Dr put in medical glue. Cut OK but middle finger swollen still. Is that normal?
I spiral fx'd my ring finger and just had two kwires removed. When closing hand to a fist, ring finger rotates under middle finger. Is this right?
Doesn't sound right: Sounds like your finger fracture has healed with abnormal rotation. This is a known but often unacceptable complication of the treatment of these fractures. If thus condition is negatively affecting your life, my advice would be for you to find the most qualified hand surgeon in your area and have a consultation. ...Read more
Nail injury: Keep it clean , protect it with band aid . Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean , protected . Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted , Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail ! ...Read more
6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?
Puncture wound to the finger webbing while cutting food. What should I do? Made it bleed myself, then put gauze between fingers.
Had leash burn index finger 1st joint palm. Skin healed. 2 months tbough fingdr bends but seem bit swollen and top of pip burns?
Pls suggest hand exercises for thumb/wrist stifness after plaster /K wires removal .Wires inserted through closed reduction 4 Benet frc
See details: You need to speak with the surgeon about what he recommends for you. It is impossible to suggest specifics without being able to examine the hand. ...Read more
I cut my index finger open at work on some steel. Just below the tip going across. Had 4 stitches. 2nd july. Finger all numb still from tip to base.
Takes time: I'm not sure why, if your only injury was at the tip of the finger you would be numb at the base of the finger. The tip of the finger is so sensitive that you may just be interpreting loss of sensation at the tip as including the entire finger. Also swelling will cause numbness. The good news is that almost all nerve injuries in a finger regenerate but it can take a year or more. ...Read more
How successful is an a-1 pulley release for trigger finger.My surgery is this month my middle & ring finger rt hand.
Very successful in : That once the pulley is released the source fo the problem is typically gone. Of course there are factors that influence "success" such as return to motion, decreased scar sensitivity and avoiding complications. Issues such as arthritis, contracture, tenosynvitis and more severe preop status may need longer recovery but the surgery generally eliminates the source of the locking if that is indeed i. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme hand pain in palm & index finger knuckle. Mri 6 mos ago read 5 mm volar subluxation of proximal phalanx. Is that anything of concern?
Subluxation of a : Proximal phalanx at the mcl joint may be associated with an inflammatory arthritis or an injury to that joint. Typically the index an middle fingers are affected first in inflamm arthritic findings in the hand vs the little and ring. Mri is sometmes is innacurate or over read as well. A rheumatologist or hand surgeon may add insight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?
Stabbed finger w/ knife on 12/25 at top of proximal phalanx just below pip joint. Cut healed fine but now have limited motion and hurts some??
Seek Orthopedic Eval: Sometimes minor puncture injuries around a finger can penetrate into the joint. This is especially true on the "top" (dorsal) finger. This can deliver bacteria into the joint. Once in the joint, an infection results which can result in pain, swelling, redness, stiffness that worsens over time. Recommend immediate evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon to make sure the joint is not infected. ...Read more
Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?
2 possibilities: 1 wait and see what happens as it will come out as the nail grows, there a risk of infection and if it bothering you. 2. Go to your doctor for removal. ...Read more