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Open wound of the hand

Open wound of the hand 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 hand, 30% report having hand or finger pain, 11% report having hand or finger swelling, and 5% report having skin on arm or hand looks infected.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with open wound of the hand often receive suturing of wound, plain x-ray, wound care management, application of splint, nonoperative removal of foreign body, culture wound, suture of skin and subcutaneous tissue and occupational therapy assessment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with open wound of the hand include lidocaine, cephalexin, tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, bacitracin (septa), povidone iodine topical (betadine), diphtheria toxoid vaccine (prohibit), cefadroxil, rabies vaccine (obsolete), tetanus immune globulin, human, iodine topical, rabies immune globulin, human and bacitracin topical .

Who is at risk?

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

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
1.1x
15-29 years
1.6x
30-44 years
1.3x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.7x
Female
0.5x

Race/Ethnicity

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