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Medical treatment is: Indicated. Go now. May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If you can’t stop bleeding that requires medical intervention. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read more
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 more
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?
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.
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Depends: The laceration should be evaluated in the er or by your doctor. Often the skin is closed initially even if there is deeper injuries. A hand surgeon will usually operate on the hand or wrist in the next several days to repair the deeper structures. This allows you to have surgery on an empty stomach and with a well rested surgeon, both very important. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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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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.
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
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
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
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
Absolutely: You should have it looked at ASAP by a hand surgeon ...Read more
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
Using either weights or resistance bands to create tension in both the flexor and extensor muscles repetitively is a good method of strengthening the wrists. My preferred method is using resistance bands to do isometric strengthening exercises - i.e. Create tension in the wrist then hold for 10+ seconds, repetitively.
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A good hand therapist or trainer will have a great home program.
However. Silly putty/thera putty round into a ball then squeeze then round. Take a dowel with a weight hanging from rope. Then twist dowel both directions to bring weight to dowel. Tuck elbow into side while holding a hammer in your hand then turn palm up and down...Just a couple to get you going. ...Read more
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