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How long can you leave a badly injured hand untreated?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why would you ?

You should never leave a badly injured anything go untreated.

In brief: Why would you ?

You should never leave a badly injured anything go untreated.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

This depends on the injury and the degree of disability you can accept if untreated.
Best recovery may require quick evaluation & rx.Delay may prevent re-establishing blood flow to starved tissues including muscles & nerves. If blood flow to all fingers & tissues is ok & you have normal sensation over the tissue you may be able to wait some.Keep it clean, elevated & seek care when possible.

In brief: Depends

This depends on the injury and the degree of disability you can accept if untreated.
Best recovery may require quick evaluation & rx.Delay may prevent re-establishing blood flow to starved tissues including muscles & nerves. If blood flow to all fingers & tissues is ok & you have normal sensation over the tissue you may be able to wait some.Keep it clean, elevated & seek care when possible.
Dr. James Ferguson
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