Mutilating Hand Injuries
A mutilating hand injury is severe damage to the hand. The injury may include damage to bones, tendons, soft tissues, nerves, and skin. It can become a life-threatening condition.
If you have this type of injury, call 911. Untreated, this can lead to a serious infection. Immediate care will also decrease the chance of further damage.
Mutilating hand injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Machine injuries
- Power tool injuries
- Crushing accidents
- Chemical exposure
- Car accidents
- Farming injuries
Last reviewedOctober 2012by Marcin Chwistek, MD
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