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How can I treat finger laceration?

How can I treat finger laceration?

Cleanse: If simple, shallow, cleanse wound and cover with dry dressing. If gapped may use a steristrip to approximate. If deep or long, over a joint, any change in sensation, a bite laceration, dirty mechanism or any impraired range of motion see a surgeon. Be sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read more

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Finger Laceration (Definition)

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


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Does finger laceration usually cause many symptoms?

Does finger laceration usually cause many symptoms?

Depth?: It depends on depth but may cause pain, numbness, compromised circulation or function due to tendon injury if sufficiently deep. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get finger laceration?

How common is it for somebody to get finger laceration?

Common: We depend on our digits for many activities which can result in a laceration. Knives , tops of can, glass objects, rough metal edges, etc. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my finger laceration. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my finger laceration. Should i?

Yes: Finger and hand lacerations (cuts) need further evaluation by a qualified physician because it is very easy to damage other structures, such as nerves or tendons. Also, it is very easy to get an infection in your fingers or hands, and those can spread very quickly and become a serious problem if untended. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for finger laceration?

Tendons,Nerves,Blood: In addition to the skin on the finger which needs to be closed, there are other vital structures in the fingers that may need prompt attention by a doctor. This includes the tendons that straighten and bend the fingers; nerves that give sensation; arteries that carry blood; and bones. If there is any difficulty moving the finger, numbnes in the tip or the tip is pale go to the er. ...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?

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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