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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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Hand laceration 3 wks ago. The glue&scab has fallen off but hurts to touch it/flex hand. Stiff pinky & uses hand alot. A problem or needs more time?

Hand laceration 3 wks ago. The glue&scab has fallen off but hurts to touch it/flex hand. Stiff pinky & uses hand alot. A problem or needs more time?

Both!: It will take 6-8 weeks before your scar is fully mature. Gentle hand range of motion exercises and gentle local massage can help. Real up scar tissue and increase flexibility. Physical therapy can be super helpful for this as well - look for a local hand therapist who can help minimize your pain and increase flexibility. ...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

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Please help! I have hand injury, glass laceration and venous clot. What do I do?

Hand lacerations: May be simple/complex depending upon anatomy. If you have a known injury with glass, it is important to have the glass removed. Small punctate tiny minuscule fragments may not have any effect on structures if they are in the subcutaneous space, but locations such as deep to the fascia may result in injury. If you have a discoloration or increasing pain then infection should be ruled out. Get seen. ...Read more

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Will accupunction be safe on my hand if I have limited mobility & feeling from a laceration that is now caused from scare tissue?

Will accupunction be safe on my hand if I have limited mobility & feeling from a laceration that is now caused from scare tissue?

See hand surgeon: It is likely that your injury will best be served by seeing an hand therapist for range of motion exercises and scar therapy management prior to undergoing accupuncture. ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had a laceration of the hand?

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had a laceration of the hand?

Only general: Since I don't know the particulars. Keeping it elevated above the level of your heart will help swelling resolve more quickly. I cannot be more specific without knowing the location, its depth, and if any other vital structures were injured. ...Read more

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Palm laceration a week ago under pinky finger. That finger is stiff and hurts sometimes when using my hand. Should I be concerned? Dermabond used.

Palm laceration a week ago under pinky finger. That finger is stiff and hurts sometimes when using my hand. Should I be concerned? Dermabond used.

Plan: You just need more time for recovery, like one more week. Hope the laceration is superficial and you can bend finger in fist. If it will remain restricted you need to see a hand surgeon. Best regards. ...Read more

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I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment! ...Read more

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Just got 5 stitches on the top of my hand near the thumb due to a 3/4 in. In laceration about 1/8 deep. Can I play light soccer in 2 days?

Thumb sutures: At your own risk! The healing phases are not completed til 3 weeks following injury. If you are a professional soccer player than OK. But if just for recreational activity I would wait at least 2 to 3 weeks... ...Read more

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Hand surgeon needed to help finger tendon laceration?

Hand surgeon needed to help finger tendon laceration?

Absolutely: You should have it looked at ASAP by a hand surgeon ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand cut?

What is the treatment for hand cut?

Proper care by doc.: 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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Will I need stitches on a deep but not wide hand cut?

Will I need stitches on a deep but not wide hand cut?

Need an evaluation: If it is a deep cut, there may be damage to nerves and/or tendons. If more than about 8 hours old, it should not be stitched because of the risk of infection. I would suggest seeing a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is getting your hand cut painful? Can you get pain pills?

Is getting your hand cut painful? Can you get pain pills?

Caution necessary.: Some pan meds have adverse effect on the fetus and should be taken after consultation with the ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can bone get infected if you have deep hand cut?

Can bone get infected if you have deep hand cut?

Open fracture: With a deep cut that exposed bone can get infected if the wound get infected, it is not a typical scenario.
However if the cut also cuts the bone such as with a saw, or there is devitalized tissue or there is an open fracture risk goes up.
If the cut is due to a dirty source such as a bite or a farm injury and there is bone injury then that must be washed out properly to avoid severe bone infect. ...Read more

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If a human gets a hand cut off, who can sew it back?

If a human gets a hand cut off, who can sew it back?

A plastic surgeon: That does microsurgical replantation. Usually at a universty. ...Read more

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How much disability can I get if I got my hand cut at work?

How much disability can I get if I got my hand cut at work?

Ask lawyer: Generally, it depends on how long you are out of work and the medical costs associated with the injury. That's what you can get from the worker's compensation policy. Anything further than that is dependent on the state and negotiations between lawyers on both sides. Regardless, a lawyer would know more about damages and awards. ...Read more

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If infected or frostbite on fingers then you would have to get hand cut off! Is that true?

If infected or frostbite on fingers then you would have to get hand cut off! Is that true?

Not usually: Typically the smaller blood vessels are affected and so most cases of amputation for frostbite involve only the tips of the fingers or first knuckle. Severe frost bite could theoretically cause someone to lose their hand but usually if hypothermia is that bad you would not survive. ...Read more

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Some stagnant water from an outdoor fountain just sprayed onto my face and a hand cut. It looked really dirty. Should I be worried? What should I do?

Some stagnant water from an outdoor fountain just sprayed onto my face and a hand cut. It looked really dirty. Should I be worried? What should I do?

Careful: I don't think you have to particularly worry, though there is certainly risk of infection with the cut on your hand. Wash it thoroughly with clean water and soap, and keep it dry and covered from here on. If you start to notice redness around the cut or any pus, you will likely need some antibiotics. You could first try some over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. If getting worse, see your doc. ...Read more

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How do I treat an infected laceration on my thumb?

How do I treat an infected laceration on my thumb?

It depends: If it is very superficial soap water, antibiotics, elevation. If it deep, persistent or if redness is spreading seek medical help promptly. ...Read more

Hand Cut (Definition)

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