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Inch deep laceration on wrist with no pain, what to do?

Inch deep laceration on wrist with no pain, what to do?

Seek care: Inch deep laceration of the wrist would put tendons and median nerve at high risk for injury. Nerve laceration may be why pain perception is altered. Seek care with a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Inch deep laceration on wrist with no pain, what is this?

Inch deep laceration on wrist with no pain, what is this?

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

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Inch deep laceration on wrist but feeling no pain, is this normal?

Inch deep laceration on wrist but feeling no pain, is this normal?

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

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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?

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 more

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Suffered a severe laceration to the wrist Monday. Got stitches. Blood loss estimated at 1.5-2 pts. Have been tired and high pulse since. Blood loss?

Suffered a severe laceration to the wrist Monday. Got stitches. Blood loss estimated at 1.5-2 pts. Have been tired and high pulse since. Blood loss?

May be: Drink enough water so that your blood volume returns to normal. Even if you lost 2 pints, you have likely enough hemoglobin, so that is not the likely cause of being tired and high pulse rate. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a laceration just below the wrist. How long can I wait to get a surgery?

I have a laceration just below the wrist. How long can I wait to get a surgery?

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 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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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?

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

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How to strengthen wrist?

Exercise: Light weight 2-4 pounds taking wrist thru range of motion. ...Read more