Crush injuries

A crush injury to the hand differs from a laceration in that the skin may be intact, while there is significant injury underneath. On the other hand, a crushing injury can also cause significant damage to the skin as well. Crush injuries can result in wide range of injuries to the structures of the hand, from a nailbed injury that may only require dressing changes and time, to a complete degloving injury that may require multiple surgical procedures to try to restore some function and reduce pain. Wherever your injury falls on this spectrum, Dr. Yu can assist you in determining the best possible course of treatment for your particular injury.

Read more:

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)