It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Open to All Other Health Topics Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-15-2006, 01:37 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1
WTSnacks HB User
Please... Help assess risk of nail puncture injury of the hand

My friend was in a field and tripped, and a nail (normal nail) pierced his hand. I don't know much more than this, but what is the chance that a nail through the hand will cause permanent damage to the functions of the hand?
I know that more information would be useful, but I can't get it for a few days. But in general, what's the % chance that long term function would be lost in the hand?

Thank you very muhc for your help

 
Old 09-17-2006, 05:16 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 10,133
feelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB Userfeelbad HB User
Re: Please... Help assess risk of nail injury

that would actually depend on many different factors,mostly the area that was affected and how extensive the actual damage is.his biggest concerns would be for now,getting or making sure that he is up to date on his tetnaus shots,and getting that area thoroughly cleaned out by a medical professional.

with any type of actual puncture type wound,the risk of infection goes way up,just because any germs and bacteria that happened to be on the tip of that nail will get pushed way up into the wound itself,which can be very difficult to fully clean out,thus the infection.and of course the tetnaus risk.if your friend cannot remember when he had his last one,the rule of thumb says he should have another just to be sure he is updated.if it has been at the minimum of seven years since his last booster,he should have one done.he should really see his doc as soon as possible though.

i hope he recovers with no problems.FB

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Brown stripe in finger, please help. EagleRunner Cancer: Skin 18 04-20-2011 01:08 PM
do I have MS *PLEASE HELP* Need opinions thanks Axa Multiple Sclerosis 17 06-30-2010 06:20 AM
Going to get my 12 week test on Thursday worried78 HIV Prevention 21 02-04-2010 04:59 PM
*urgent please help*rust poisoning* loanstar744 Open to All Other Health Topics 9 08-20-2009 03:15 AM
Please assess my encounters & Risk? koreakorea HIV Prevention 8 07-20-2007 09:06 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Administrator (48), Titchou (43), quincy (33), janewhite1 (32), JJ (28), ladybud (24), Misty800 (17), feelbad (15), ibake&pray (15), shisslak (14)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (904), Titchou (847), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:22 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!