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What should I do to treat bleeding from a hand?

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If a hand is bleeding:

  • Apply firm pressure with a clean cloth until the bleeding stops.
  • If the bone is pushing through the skin, do not touch it or try to put it back in place.

From: Broken Hand Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Hand and Wrist Fractures."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Hand Fractures."

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "Hand Fractures."

Broken Hand Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: "Hand and Wrist Fractures."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Hand Fractures."

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "Hand Fractures."

Broken Hand Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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