Test Your Knowledge of Hand Injuries in Urgent Care (Postscript 1 of 2)

Evidence-Based Urgent Care Postscript
Evidence-Based Management of Acute Hand Injuries in Urgent Care | February 2023

Which of the following injuries DOES NOT require immediate transfer for urgent operative treatment? 

A. Open tuft (distal phalanx) fracture of the right index finger of a right-hand dominant man.

B. Small, nonbleeding puncture wound to left index finger of a right-hand dominant mechanic who was injured when testing a high-pressure paint gun.

C. 1 cm laceration overlying the dorsal right third MCP joint that was sustained when the patient punched someone else in the face.

D. All of the above injuries require immediate patient transfer for specialty evaluation and operative washout.

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