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Sounds like a: cut or laceration with a good bit of luck. Cuts over the wrist can injure tendons, nerves and lead to infection. If a cut is not painful that doesn't mean that a deeper injury can't have taken place, an exam of nerve and tends of the fingers and wrist is needed so that an injury can be addressed ...Read more
Needs medical care: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read more
24yr m: 2 weeks ago i suffered a laceration to wrist-cut 3 tendons, transected median nerve. Repaired. Have partial feeling in thumb, lowpalm, 3, 4 digit. Anastomosis? Wwill it help with my prognosis?
Cut median nerve: A repair is mandatory to give you any chance that you will recovery feeling and motor function provided the by median nerve. You need to follow your surgeon's instructions and considerable rehab will be needed for your tendons to work well again. The best thing for your prognosis is your age... Younger people do much better than older people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on injury: It depends on the level of contamination and the structures involved. Neuromas cult compromise may require immediate attention. Likewise with open contaminated fractures. Less complicated superficial wounds may be treated without surgery. Other conditions may benefit from staged surgical procedures with wound closure carried out immediately and more definitive therapy at a later date to repair etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout or infection from laceration sitting in the wrist and finger joints? Hi. I am 41 years old and I have pain in my left wrist joint, thumb joints and pointer finger joints. The other 3 fingers do not hurt. The pain came on all of a sudden approx. 8 d
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
ER Dr said a tendon was cut from wrist laceration. I can wiggle all fingers but two are numb with limited ability to move. Well I need surgery?
Possibly.: You should see a hand specialist to be fully evaluated. Depending on your movement problems and location of the lacerations they may be able to reattach some of the tendons to improve your movement. The numbness suggests nerve damage from swelling or possible cutting from the same injury, there is unlikely much that can be done about this beyond getting the wound cleaned out and infection free. ...Read more
Hopefully the : Person involved will receive emergency care. They will be monitored ; stablized. When possible, blood levels of the drugs overdosed on will be measured. If the person can't breath - a breathing tube may be used. They may have intravenous fluids. Sometimes the stomach is pumped and charcoal may be given. Depending on depth of wrist laceration depth- they may need to be sutured or even surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently started cutting and I cut on my wrist and it won't heal I did it this morning what should I do picture on file?
We can't see: your photograph via this portion of Healthap. You asked in the patient education section not in Prime or Concierge. If you are self-mutilating then would encourage treatment such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. If you have a non-healing laceration - then medical intervention is encouraged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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