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Hand Laceration In Children
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Go to ER: Go to an er asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Will accupunction be safe on my hand if I have limited mobility & feeling from a laceration that is now caused from scare tissue?
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 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
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.
I got got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer