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Hi, I've recently punctured the palm of my hand, and was wondering if I needed to seek medical attention. Im aware of the fact that there's nerves, tendons, ligaments ect in my hand. While drying a red wine glass, the stem of the glass broke and lodged itself in my palm, right about where the thumb meets the center of the palm. The glass broke about halfway through, leaving a razor sharp edge that went in just about a half an inch, signifigant for a hand injury. Still have full feeling and motion of all fingers, although it is a little bit cold from being bandaged i would assume. But was wondering if i needed to seek expert advice seeing as how the moving parts in my hand could be detrimental to its overall function. I am currently typing this with both hands, although it is a little swollen and tender. Upon looking @ the puncture wound this morning, it appears that there are "guts" sticking out of the wound. Any help that somebody might be able to provide would be great. As of right now, i think im just going to ride it out and see what happens. Thanks! -John M
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replied June 30th, 2017
It is very important to have yourself examined by a doctor after such injuries to avoid late complications which can affect the neurological functions, or result in complications like compartment syndrome, intra hand space infections, etc.

Hence please consult your doctor and seek a proper opinion.

I hope this helps.


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