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What Will Happen If I Let A Deep Cut On My Hand Heal On Its Own Without Stitches
Will eventually heal: But I wouldn't advise it. Cuts on the hand are prone to reopening because of the movement of the hand. Also there are somany underlying structures that are important in the hand that can be injured and should be repaired if the cut is deep. ...Read more
I had a deep knife cut on my R index finger, stitches took 14days to heal. Now that they're out, what is best actions to minimise scarring + get flexibility back? No tendons/ligaments were injured, but cut runs across distal and middle phalanx.
Yes: 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
Need an evaluation: If it is a deep cut, there may be damage to nerves and/or tendons. If more than about 8 hours old, it should not be stitched because of the risk of infection. I would suggest seeing a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Usually in for 10-14 days....
Weeks to get range of motion
and swelling gone. ...Read more
Should my boyfriend have a deep wound- hole like need immediate medical attention? My boyfriend cut his hand with a scraper-like tool at work yesterday and I am afraid his cut might need stitches, however, we do not have any medical insurance and therefor
Oh my. It sounds like he has two separate injuries. The first issue is that he cut his hand deeply enough that you are concerned that he might need stiches. Usually, sutures are placed within 12 hours of an injury due to concerns about possible infection. Cuts to the hand can be quite serious, because of the way the hand is compartmentalized. An infection can spread quickly in the hand and cause loss of function.
The second injury is a deep arm puncture wound contaminated by battery acid. You have done what is termed bathroom surgery to cut away blacked skin but could only debride to a certain level.
His tetanus status is unknown.
Signs of infection include: redness, swelling, drainage, red streaks, fever, warmth. Your boyfriend has two high risk injuries and uknown tetanus status. I really think that he needs medical attention. If he doesn't get evaluated and develops serious complications the cost physically and financially could be much greater. ...Read more
A couple of days ago I had a deep cut on my left hand which the nurses stitched up. I feel numbness in my palm, fingers and I'm very worried.
See Hand Doc: Since the palm is a functional surface, numbness is an important symptom. If can indicate nerve damage, and certain nerves need repair by a hand specialist. Usually can be dealt with within the days following the original injury. Call the original treating provider to discuss. ...Read more
Got a deep cut (7 stitches) on my arm. My hand (top) is now partly numb and I've got mild pain/discomfort in the surrounding area. What's the cause?
Hand numbness: hand numbness after deep arm cut may indicate some minor inflammation from edema or more serious problem such as compartment syndrome which usually results from bleeding or swelling after an injury, please see the hand or plastic surgeon ASAP to prevent any permanent problems ...Read more
I cut the palm of hand 4 days ago, hit artery and maybe nerve, 6 stitches. Still lots of pain. How long will it take to heal or at least hurt less?
Laceration: Barring no infection and quality local care six to eight weeks. ...Read more
Healing a cut: Sometimes, they use steristrips after sutures, sometimes I put desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) which has antibacterial and growth properties due to zinc, on it and cover with gauze (not bandaids they keep moisture in and promote infection). If near a joint (which it is) try not to move so ask/buy a small splint. If red, pus, pain it is infected and go back to doctor. ...Read more
Hi. I cut my pinky and ring finger, 25/12/2017, just on and below the bottom joint. 0.5cm deep. I got stitches but can't close my pinky.?
Possible tendon lac: You may have cut, or lacerated, the flexor tendon of your pinky finger or this may just be due to swelling. Would recommend following up with a hand doctor to make sure that everything is healing properly. ...Read more
Cut thumb badly, got 9 stitches in ER but nail is still cut in half, will it heal back on its own? What aftercare should I do to help it heal?
It will grow: Keep the nail clean and avoid injury. If the nail matrix was not damaged, it will grow back though it may be crooked and opaque. ...Read more
Husband had deep cut middle finger knuckle and didn't get stitches. Now it has a sensitive bump that feels hard to touch where the cut was. Now what?
Hand surgeon: A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise and, if needed, to treat this problem. This may simply be scar tissue formation, but since it's tender and over a joint, it's just as well that he has it checked. ...Read more
Cut thumb in kitchen using apple dicer. It looks semi deep but together. I put hydrogen per. Neosp. Gauze. Do I need stitches? Bleeding under control
I had a deep cut on my left index finger. Stitches were done. It is still painful, can't bend, swollen & numb on the side of the fingers after 1 mo.
Deep cut on L index:
How did you get the cut? Was a clean or with a dirty instrument? You mention it took place > 1 month ago
Did you had, a tetanus vaccination? Is up to the bone medial or lateral? Did you take antibiotics.
Is the area red, ans swollen?
Numbness is the result sensory nerve injury, transection, or affected by infection. See the Dr, who did the suturing, nerve conduction may be required.
Sutures rem ...Read more
Need stitches (roughly)? Parallel Cut above the nail on finger. 1/4" wide, ~1/4" deep. Opens w/ Lil blood when moved. No bone, only sore.
Need exam: Probably need a clear, semipermeable, membrane to hold it closed. Bioclusive works very well. ...Read more
13 weeks pregnant. Just got a deep cut with kitchen knife today on hand n got 2 stitches. Is tetanus shot needed within 24 hours or later in pregnancy?
Sometimes.: Whether or not you would require stitches would depend on the size of the cut and the amount of bleeding. A small cut could be treated without stitches and a larger cut would need to be sewn. Slight bleeding can be controlled by pressure and more bleeding needs medical attention. ...Read more
Had hand surgery on palmer crease, cut reopened after stitches removed, how to care for and exercise hand now, also how long before fully functional?
The palm skin often:
Heals well with dressing changes. And uncomlicated healing times differ but a good average time (known because there are certain surgical procedures where the pal is left intentionally open and unsutured) is about 3 weeks
still as u had surgery call your surgeon!
sometimes it is just the superficial dry or macerated skin and it is not open. Other times there could be infection or sinus tract. ...Read more
I stabbed myself in the hand and need 2 stitches. I havr sweling in my hand snd small finger. How long does this take to heal. Its been a week so far?
1-2 weeks: If there is worsening swelling, pain, redness, warmth/heat, recommend seeing your doctor asap or go back to the er for a wound check. Hand cellulitis (infection) is a concern and if not treated with antibiotics soon will lead to complications and may necessitate need for surgery and IV antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a 2 day old cut on the palm of my hand that keeps opening up. It is 2 inches in length. Is it too late for stitches?
Yes: Yes it is too late. You might want to try steristeps and try to keep skin close together. ...Read more
I cut a artery on the top of my hand I'd say about 6 weeks ago 12 stitches on the outside of my hand and one self dissolving stitch to stop the bleedi?
Should I take my stitches out? 16 days ago I had 10 stitches put into my hand after being cut by a razor knife. The area is now swollen, the stitches themselves are cutting into my skin and causing pain, but the cut is still gaping a little. Will it be ok
You: You need to go to the doctor. If the area around your cut is now swollen, you are in pain and wound is gapping - it is likely that you do have an infection. This is especially so if it is warm or has any drainage. Please find a way to see your doctor right away even if it will be a difficulty. ...Read more
I had black outs in the past, but last night for the first time it happened again and I knocked my head I had to go for 5 stitches, my medical aid didn't cover that hospital only treated the cut at hand doctor advised me that I need to be admitted?
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Help! I can't clean my wound because the gauze is stuck with blood, I don't want to pull out a stitch. Cut to palm of hand yesterday morning.
Soak it: You should be able to moisten the bandage so it can be removed a little easier. ...Read more
Cut with a sharp knife betw ring finger & pinky on 17Oct. Bled a lot. Casualty Dr stitched the wound. Advised to keep it dressed for 24 hours then use hand as normal. My ring finger has lost sensation since. Is this normal? Cud I hav hit a nerve?
I got my stitches out. Wound is on my right hand just above my knuckle by my pinkie finger. The deep layers are closed but not the rest. What do I do?
Wound healing: As ir is healed in the deeper aspect, the superficial layer will close. Keep the site clean and moist. ...Read more
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