Dr Pr. D’Agostino, MD, PhD

Hand Clinic Brussels - Lasne

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Hand Wounds

What you should know:

All wounds to the hand require medical advice and usually surgical exploration due to the major risk of injury to tissue such as nerves, tendons or blood vessels.

What you should do:

Rinse the wound in physiological saline only.

Do not use coloured antiseptics

Apply a moderate pressure dressing to the wound and elevate the limb if bleeding.

Ensure you keep an empty stomach (do not eat or drink)

Refrain from smoking

Consult your GP or a hand surgeon.

What you should not do:

Apply a tourniquet

Neglect even a minor hand wound