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What will happen if I let a deep cut on my hand heal on its own without stitches?

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

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I had a deep cut in my hand palm, and I just got stitches, it is normal?

I had a deep cut in my hand palm, and I just got stitches, it is normal?

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

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Will i need stitches on a deep but not wide hand cut?

Will i need stitches on a deep but not wide hand cut?

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

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Cut to the palm of the hand treated with stitches, how long to heal?

Cut to the palm of the hand treated with stitches, how long to heal?

Sutures: Usually in for 10-14 days.... Weeks to get range of motion and swelling gone. ...Read more

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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

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 : 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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What's the best way to heal a cut between thumb and forefinger after stitches are removed?

What's the best way to heal a cut between thumb and forefinger after stitches are removed?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Probably not: If the bleeding stopped and the band aid worked let it heal. If you are on morphine and/ or Ativan (lorazepam) and cutting your self by accident; it may be important not to drive or use a knife while under the influence. ...Read more

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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

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If i cut a vein on the back of my hand. Would it need stitches?

If i cut a vein on the back of my hand. Would it need stitches?

Sometimes.: Bleeding from veins can usually be stopped with direct pressure and elevation. Whether or not stitches are needed is dependent more on the size of the incision than on veins being cut. ...Read more

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So i'm curious if i cut a vein on the back of my hand would it need stitches?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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