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Injury to the hand

Also known as Hand injury

The hand is a very complex organ with multiple joints, different types of ligament, tendons and nerves. With constant use, it is no wonder that hand disease injuries are common in society. Hand injuries can result from excessive use, degenerative disorders or trauma.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with injury to the hand, 82% report having hand or finger pain, 47% report having hand or finger swelling, and 34% report having wrist pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of injury to the hand are hand or finger pain, hand or finger swelling, hand or finger stiffness or tightness, muscle stiffness or tightness, pallor, and hand or finger lump or mass, although you may still have injury to the hand without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with injury to the hand often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, wound care management, suturing of wound, physical therapy exercises, occupational therapy assessment and prophylactic vaccinations and inoculations .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with injury to the hand include etodolac, etanercept (enbrel), propoxyphene, capsaicin topical, dapsone, combivir and chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine .

Etodolac
$25
(28 days)
Etanercept (Enbrel)
$1760
(28 days)
Propoxyphene
$28
(21 days)
Capsaicin Topical

Dapsone
$40
(28 days)
Combivir
$790
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for injury to the hand include .

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
1.2x
15-29 years
1.3x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.0x
Other
1.2x
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