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 for medical help right away. Immediate care may result in a better repair and decrease the chance of further damage. Untreated, this can lead to a serious infection.

Mutilating hand injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Industrial accidents
    • Machine injuries
    • Power tool injuries
  • Crushing accidents
  • Burns
  • Chemical exposure
  • Car accidents
  • Farming injuries