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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the arm?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Puncture wound arm

Tx similar for all puncture wounds: cleanse with soap & water; remove foreign bodies; apply sterile dressing.
Provide antibiotics if appropriate. Update tetanus prophylaxis if indicated. Wound checks to monitor progress. If foreign body present, may need xray to determine extent of penetration/damage to vital structures.

In brief: Puncture wound arm

Tx similar for all puncture wounds: cleanse with soap & water; remove foreign bodies; apply sterile dressing.
Provide antibiotics if appropriate. Update tetanus prophylaxis if indicated. Wound checks to monitor progress. If foreign body present, may need xray to determine extent of penetration/damage to vital structures.
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