Hand Cuts, Open Wounds, and Other Traumatic Injuries
Traumatic hand injuries require early attention and meticulous care. Even simple-seeming injuries can have life-long consequences if they are not treated in a timely fashion.
The anatomy of the hands is incredibly complex, with an intricate network of arteries, veins, nerves, tendons, bones, and ligamentous structures held in a finely tuned balance. The hands, after all, are the workhorses of our bodies. They are responsible for many of the things that are inherent to our humanity: the ability to touch, caress, feel, write, communicate, lift, build, and interact. Taking good care of the hands is essential for keeping full use of these functions over the course of our lives.
If you sustain a hand injury-- even something that seems small at the time, such as slicing open a finger with a kitchen knife, or dislocating a fingertip while catching a ball-- please seek care from a qualified reconstructive hand surgeon. Both plastic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons are trained in functional hand surgery, and these two groups are considered the experts in this field.
If you have a hand emergency in New York City and you would like Dr. Devgan to evaluate you, please call her office at (212) 452-2400.