Cuts or open wounds on the hand can be challenging.
Lacerations are cuts or open wounds that break the skin. It is possible for a laceration to occur on any part of your body. If you have a serious laceration that includes significant arterial or venous damage, which results in excessive bleeding, please seek immediate emergent care. However, if you have a laceration that is not emergent, you should consult the orthopedic experts at Xpress Ortho Care.
It’s important to have lacerations evaluated and properly treated by an orthopedic specialist to prevent nerve damage that can cause problems down the road. In addition, our orthopedic providers can determine whether you need a tetanus shot as well as treat this injury appropriately. Proper treatment is important to ensure the active everyday use of the body part that is affected.