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Hand Laceration (Overview)

Hand lacerations can range from minor things like a paper cut to major injuries where tendons and nerves are damaged.


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What is the treatment for hand laceration?

What is the treatment for hand laceration?

Caution...: A hand laceration is very tricky because all layers of skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles are all very close to surface; the skin is rather tight and any swelling can lead to destruction of one of the above parts. Furthermore it is the most important part of all the extremities for most functions. If very superficial, clean, dry, cover. If any more, er for proper care, prevent/rx infection. ...Read more

Hand Laceration (Overview)

Hand lacerations can range from minor things like a paper cut to major injuries where tendons and nerves are damaged.


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Had you ever used glue on a hand laceration?

Had you ever used glue on a hand laceration?

No: Not personally, although for superficial fingertip laceration, such as from playing guitar, if you push skin edges together and then apply glue just to hold edges together, will work well. Really not a good idea for deep cuts. ...Read more

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Any advice on how to heal my hand laceration?

Any advice on how to heal my hand laceration?

How old is laceratio: If it is recent, and as the current acceptable standard with in 24 hours it should be repaired with associated treatment.If it is old, more than 24 hrs or even 48 hours it is saer to let it heal by secondary intention( by it self with granulation tissue).But if it is complex and involves tendon, nerve etc, .Go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hand laceration?

What is the definition or description of: hand laceration?

A cut on the hand.: Hand lacerations can range from minor things like a paper cut to major injuries where tendons and nerves are damaged. ...Read more

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Had you ever gotten a hand laceration without stitches?

Had you ever gotten a hand laceration without stitches?

Do you mean treated?: If your question is treatment of hand laceration without stitches, the answer is yes.There are small lacerations you can treat by splnting with steristrips.Sometimes hand laceration will present 2- 3 days later when it may not be wise to close the wound by stitches which is better to treat as an open wound and let it heal by granulation tissue, of course which will take longer to heal and one will h. ...Read more

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Do I have to be cleared by my doctor to play basketball? I had a hand laceration on the top of my hand that severed my pinke and wrist tendon and had to have them surgerically repaired. I had a check up yesterday and the doctor says they are healing fine

Do I have to be cleared by my doctor to play basketball? I had a hand laceration on the top of my hand that severed my pinke and wrist tendon and had to have them surgerically repaired. I had a check up yesterday and the doctor says they are healing fine

Definitely : These injuries need to be healed completely with therapy for strengthening and stabilization before starting basketball. The statement doing well doesn't mean it's done healing just progressing as expected. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand laceration?

Caution...: A hand laceration is very tricky because all layers of skin, tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles are all very close to surface; the skin is rather tight and any swelling can lead to destruction of one of the above parts. Furthermore it is the most important part of all the extremities for most functions. If very superficial, clean, dry, cover. If any more, er for proper care, prevent/rx infection. ...Read more

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Help docs! my hand got a laceration , tomorrow is my exam. How can I treat this quickly?

Help docs! my hand got a laceration , tomorrow is my exam. How can I treat this quickly?

Can't rush nature: Primary healing in the hand typically takes 5-10 days and secondary healing can take months. Did you get sutures? Can't rush mother nature! ...Read more

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What's the difference between hand injury, glass laceration. Venous clot?

What's the difference between hand injury, glass laceration. Venous clot?

Apples and oranges: A glass laceration is a type of injury that can happen to the hand. A venous clot means that a vein that normally had blood flowing has a blockage that is called a clot.L. ...Read more

Hand Cut (Definition)

A laceration of the area between the ...Read more