What Is A Finger Laceration?
A finger laceration is a deep cut in the skin of a finger, sometimes going deep enough to injure tendons and nerves.
What Are The Causes Of A Finger Laceration?
Finger lacerations are usually inflicted with a sharp object like a knife or saw. Sometimes blunt force to the finger can open up a deep laceration.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of A Deep Cut On Finger?
A laceration can be identified by a deep, usually painful and bleeding, cut or gash in the finger. Depending on the severity of the injury and damage to nerves and tendons, there may be other symptoms, including numbness or tingling in the affected area and reduced or lost mobility in the finger.
What Are The Risk Factors Of A Finger Laceration?
Finger lacerations are most common for people who work in environments with sharp objects present, such as kitchens and construction sites. When using knives, make sure that the blade has been properly sharpened, as dull blades require more force to cut, increasing the chances of the blade slipping with significant force.
How Do You Diagnose A Deep Finger Cut?
Dr. Nance would have you explain how the injury occurred before going forward with further diagnostic steps. An X-ray, ultrasound, or CT may be administered to determine whether there is deeper tissue damage or if any foreign substances such as dirt or glass have contaminated the wound.