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Open wound of the arm

Open wound of the arm is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with open wound of the arm, 26% report having arm pain, 12% report having elbow pain, and 2% report having redness in or around nose. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of open wound of the arm are elbow lump or mass, although you may still have open wound of the arm without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with open wound of the arm often receive suturing of wound, plain x-ray, wound care management, application of splint, toxicology screen, blood alcohol, cat scan of head and culture wound .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with open wound of the arm include lidocaine, cephalexin, tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, bacitracin (septa), cefazolin, povidone iodine topical (betadine), epinephrine / lidocaine, chlorhexidine topical, acellular pertussis vaccine / diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, cefadroxil, diphtheria toxoid vaccine (prohibit) and bupivacaine / epinephrine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for open wound of the arm include sex == male age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get open wound of the arm.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.4x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
1.6x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
1.1x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
0.6x
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