Do you know what to do in case of a hand or arm injury?
First, call 911.
In case of an amputation, apply pressure to the wound. Do not use a tourniquet, if possible. If you must use a tourniquet, place it as close to the injured area as possible. The amputated appendage should be completely wrapped in moist gauze and placed in a plastic bag. Then, place that plastic bag in another plastic bag that is filled with ice water. Do not ever put the appendage directly on ice or in water.
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Closely Connected to the Emergency Medical Community
We’ve helped train hundreds of local emergency medical technicians and paramedics on how to transport an amputation. Therefore, the patient has the best opportunity for recovery. The result: We’re able to do more to help patients when we meet them at the hospital, because they’re appropriately cared for at the injury site.
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Non-Surgical Treatment for Carpal Tunnel
“I have always worked with my hands, mostly with hand tools but occasionally with power saws. As an artist, designer, and craftsman, I took care not to lose parts of my hands. So I was shocked when symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome started to appear last year – first in one wrist, then the other. Thanks to Dr. Nappi’s expertly placed injection, my hands were restored to their former usefulness.”