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Offline Woodhauler

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Sharp knifes and fingers!
« on: March 30, 2014, 07:04:11 PM »
Being a good grandfather today, i was fixing a wooden pull toy duck that my granddaughters are very fond of. One hard slip with my folding buck knife and the tip of my left index finger almost came off! cut it almost to the bone or it maybe to the bone on the back sideabout at the base of my finger nail! Wife was no help. Little 6 year old granddaughter got the ggauze and stuff and helped  me patch it up! Wife really wants me to go get it stiched up . Took the gauze off to look at it after 2-3 hours, blood flowed freely! Going to check it again in the am! ;D
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 07:09:19 PM »
Watch out for them ducks. That was a joke from about 25 years ago. Anyways,ouch.
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 07:22:59 PM »
Woodhauler you may want to rethink that. If you wait till morning and it needs stitches you may not be able to get it stitched as it is more infection prone and drs. shy away from stitches. Consequently it takes A LOT longer to heal and with LOTS more scar tissue.
Suck it up and do yourself a favor and get it attended to. Just my .02$, that and two bucks might get you a cup of coffee. Either way good luck! Ouch!!!
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 07:29:40 PM »
Woodhauler you may want to rethink that. If you wait till morning and it needs stitches you may not be able to get it stitched as it is more infection prone and drs. shy away from stitches. Consequently it takes A LOT longer to heal and with LOTS more scar tissue.
Suck it up and do yourself a favor and get it attended to. Just my .02$, that and two bucks might get you a cup of coffee. Either way good luck! Ouch!!!
I soaked it in whiskey like they do on the old westerns!!! Should be ok ;D
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 07:38:28 PM »
Who got soaked in whiskey, you, or the finger? :D You're like the Black Knight, "It's just a flesh wound!"  ;D
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 07:39:21 PM »
If you THINK it needs stitches, then it needs stitches. You can't wait till the morning, they won't stitch it. The tissue will not close up. Get it done now.
And that's all I have to say about that,
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2014, 09:40:14 PM »
I have super glued a lot of pretty bad cuts.  If you can keep it dry, super glue holds pretty well.  Good luck. Caveman.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2014, 09:53:31 PM »
I've superglued the meat in between my thumb and index finger when it needed quite a few stitches.  It worked great. :)
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2014, 10:04:12 PM »
We superglue them in the ER too, but we make DanG sure they are clean before doing it. Betadine/Iodine at least some alcohol in there first.
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2014, 10:05:10 AM »
Two things.

First aid is not just for sissys.  You need to clean cuts that are contaminated by dirty objects.  Now, a good washout under a running sink may certainly suffice, but that's not always something a patient can stand.

Sutures or glue is not the point.  Apposition of the tissue permits better healing. 

Other posters are correct with the general treatment being that, the longer a laceration exists prior to adequate cleansing, the more likely the ER is to leave it open.

Do you have sensation in the fingertip?
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2014, 02:50:01 PM »
Two things.

First aid is not just for sissys.  You need to clean cuts that are contaminated by dirty objects.  Now, a good washout under a running sink may certainly suffice, but that's not always something a patient can stand.

Sutures or glue is not the point.  Apposition of the tissue permits better healing. 

Other posters are correct with the general treatment being that, the longer a laceration exists prior to adequate cleansing, the more likely the ER is to leave it open.

Do you have sensation in the fingertip?
Yes it has good feeling, and i think the bleeding has stopped . It was washed out good with acahol . And i wasn't whiskey. I am going to change out the dressing on it later and clean it again.
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 06:01:55 PM »
Guess i will make it! Bleeding finally stopped, washed it out again and wrappped it up.
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 07:18:48 PM »
Well that good to read! Don't forget to use some antibacterial ointment like neosporin and as my Mother would say...Tete de peouche   ;D (no it's not a no no)
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014, 08:05:55 PM »
I Ouch for you.  I am kinda a sissy when it comes to cuts.   :-\
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2014, 08:57:40 AM »
This was a cringy, toe curling read for me, mercy sakes man, I have to read one more post, maybe one on desert blooms or something to take this image out of my head ;D   Glad you got the blood stopped.
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2014, 09:25:21 AM »
Woodhauler -> scary story

Reminds me of a few years back when I ran a finger thru a table saw.  Ok, not so much ran it thru the saw, as much as cut a nice dado out of the end of my finger; my pointer finger is now Pointier.  I too did not go to ER, but mainly because I knew if I did they would have to remove fingernail to stitch up.  DoctorB, would have been proud, put a nice stick in my mouth and cleaned out the wound, about peed my pants during the process; folllowed by liberal amounts of Neosporin and fresh dressing every 6 hours or so for a few days.  Never lost finger nail, but man did my finger turn 100 shades of black and blue.

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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2014, 09:45:21 AM »
i believe...........



 
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2014, 10:05:56 AM »
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UUgh ! that's as bad as magicman's toes  ::)
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Re: Sharp knifes and fingers!
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2014, 10:07:38 AM »
Woodhauler trying to keep up with magicman with the horror stories?
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2014, 10:21:44 AM »
Now how did I get dragged into this??   ???
 

 
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