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How dangerous are dog bites on the hand?
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Can be dangerous
Any bite to the hand from dog, cat or human can be dangerous and should be cleaned and possibly explored surgically.
There are a large number of very important structures in the hand as well as a risk of spread of infection that can be devastating if untreated. If in doubt have your doctor evaluate it.

In brief: Can be dangerous
Any bite to the hand from dog, cat or human can be dangerous and should be cleaned and possibly explored surgically.
There are a large number of very important structures in the hand as well as a risk of spread of infection that can be devastating if untreated. If in doubt have your doctor evaluate it.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Dog bites can easily become infected, and hand infections can lead to significant dysfunction.
Get treated immediately.

In brief: Depends
Dog bites can easily become infected, and hand infections can lead to significant dysfunction.
Get treated immediately.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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