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Old 07 August 2013, 12:53   #51
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Oh come on! Don't piss on the blokes parade, he did a cracking job & brought it into school to show us If it falls off, it falls off, it's worth a finger just for the story. Can you imagine it in a few years time..."so Granddad, what really happened to your finger........"
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Old 07 August 2013, 14:30   #52
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GP here. Personally I would have had it seen in A&E / minor injuries unit, as the risk of infection is very real and really wouldn't be fun. Tetanus up to date? No one can make you go, so if you decide against going to hospital, at least give the following a read.

If you find the range of movement in the finger is reduced go to hospital - you might have partially lacerated the extensor tendon and it could rupture - a finger stuck in a flexed position forever is going to get annoying.

You could have damaged the nerve in the finger (they run down the sides and back of the digits) so you could end up with some numbness if you are unlucky. If the finger goes white or cold, it needs to be seen as you may have sliced one of its arteries (bled a lot, didn't it!).

I wouldn't leave sutures in for more than 5-7 days (what did you use?) to try and reduce (!) the risk of infection. At least see a practice nurse for a wound check and to have the sutures out - appointments should be easy to come by. For reference, when we close a wound with sutures we try to halve the wound with each suture - that way you dont have so much tension and are less likely to end up with dog ears at the end of the wound.

Obviously none of this counts as formal medical advice as I haven't seen the finger, but at least give it some thought.
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Old 07 August 2013, 15:51   #53
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All perfect sense Doc. Do you do home visits?
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Old 07 August 2013, 16:10   #54
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Old 07 August 2013, 16:58   #55
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Old 07 August 2013, 17:27   #56
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GP here.

Obviously none of this counts as formal medical advice.

rong!

Woyt yew rit iz rit inn blak an wite

Az a jeneral practishoner yew noww av a dewty ov cair to de trayler fikser

Ifn iz fingir droops orf yool av too giv im wan ov yors.

mi bowlt cuttirs wil doo de nessesary ampewtashun

de traylor fikser wil av too gett yewsed too de finger wantin too be stuk upp iz owen arrse.
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Look guys, pointing at it wont help him

Come on TG pull your finger out

This threads got me in stitches

Wow TG! that quote was cheep! I think you must have a digit missing.....


Errr, I'll get me coat
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Bastards. The lot of you

Actually, thank you all for your constructive advice and pointers. I will ensure that the Landy has a first aid kit installed asap. To include some Loctite 401 and a hair dryer, amongst other things.

Well, you'll be disappointed to learn that I didn't suffer septicaemia, have to lop it off with a pair of bolt cutters (don't put it past me...), drop in to A&E or have it sorted properly.

Being of mixed Celtic heritage I have the fortune of being blessed with the constitution of an Ox, a high pain threshold, and being impervious to rain and cold Handy with the work I do, but not such a hit with ladies.

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What did you do to your thumb?
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i wondered if someone might notice! Lord knows - hazard of the job unfortunately!
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