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Finger Laceration (Definition)

Laceration = cut. Finger refers to the ...Read more


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Small cut on finger is still bleeding after two days. What could be wrong?

Small cut on finger is still bleeding after two days. What could be wrong?

Many things: If a laceration crosses a joint, it can be very hard to heal and may bleed. Alternatively, if you have a clotting problem (either genetic, or due to medications such as nsaids) you may have some trouble clotting. Most small lacerations will heal with gentle pressure and time -- if you are still bleeding you should go to the er. ...Read more

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Son got bad cut on finger on Friday and probably should have gotten stitches but we didn't realize. Is there any point in stitching it now?

Son got bad cut on finger on Friday and probably should have gotten stitches but we didn't realize. Is there any point in stitching it now?

Old Cut: We prefer not to stitch old wounds because of swelling and the possibility of infection is high, but he still needs to seek help, perhaps in urgent care. Also, the hand is a complex and vital appendage with a lot of tendons and nerves that sometimes get damaged, so the practitioner who sees him in some cases could refer him to a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Really deep knife cut on finger, is it going to scar?

Really deep knife cut on finger, is it going to scar?

Open wounds = scar: Open wounds will heal with scar, surgeons attempt to reduce scar formation in their closure technique but can't prevent it. Lacerations on velar aspect of finger will usually heal with less scar as it is glamorous skin. ...Read more

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Cut on finger bleeding for five hours do I need stitches ?

Cut on finger bleeding for five hours do I need stitches ?

Cuts bleeding: It depends on the length and depth of the laceration. First aid includes ice, elevation and compression for a minimum if 7-10" so that your body has the chance to clot whatever is bleeding. Do not check and recheck during those minutes as it stops the pressure. If it bleeds despite the above measures, then you should seek medical care. Also go if numbness, deep cut or later red, weeping wound. ...Read more

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Hus. Got cut on finger, then had radiator fluid go on it & just 45 minutes ago he felt something crawl-scurry from his finger. Now is ulcerated.What is it?

Hus. Got cut on finger, then had radiator fluid go on it & just 45 minutes ago he felt something crawl-scurry from his finger. Now is ulcerated.What is it?

Caustic: Radiator fluid can be quite caustic to open tissues. Open wound covered with radiator fluid is at risk for ulceration and infection. Follow up with pcp for possible debridement/ antibiotics/and wound care. ...Read more

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Does a small cut on finger from knife needed to be treated with tetanus shot?

Does a small cut on finger from knife needed to be treated with tetanus shot?

Does not sound: like an injury that is high risk for tetanus. However, it is always a good idea to be current on tetanus prophylaxis, or for any immunization. Get a tetanus shot just to be sure, if there is ANY question of its need. ...Read more

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Cut on finger yesterday morning from can lid in trash, just got tetanus booster after 10 plus yrs. Will i be ok? Did i get it in time?

Wound healing: Tetanus is a shot that should be done promptly - so your timing sounds great. Cleaning the wound and keeping the wound dressed with a clean, dry bandage will also help. ...Read more

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