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Posted: 1/17/2006 2:07:07 PM EDT
I was just opening a package, it was a new cleaning rod from Midway and it was shipped in a tube that was stapeled on both ends. I was prying on one of the staples with a Buck folding hunter and it slipped.
I managed to put about 1/4" of the point into the palm of my hand, it's bleeding a bit but does not hurt too much. I've put a pad on the palm and an Ace bandage to hold it in place.
I don't think I've really damaged anything.

Do I need to get a stich? Can you stich the palm of the hand?

What would the ER docs do if I went in to have it taken care of?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:08:34 PM EDT
If you can stop the bleeding you're fine.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:08:45 PM EDT
Wash it out well under running water. If you haven't had a tet booster in 5 years, go get one. Tonight.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:09:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:09:53 PM EDT
You'll be fine, when I was 13 I cut my index finger to the bone with a Gerber. I actually saw the bone. Wrapped it up in my shirt and went watch some TV.

I have the scar to prove it too
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:10:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By modog:
Wash it out well under running water. If you haven't had a tet booster in 5 years, go get one. Tonight.



All that needs to be done is stated above.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:11:23 PM EDT
irrigate, bandage, and look up your shot records.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:14:29 PM EDT
Bleeding is controlled and my tet's are up to date?

I put the Ace on pretty snug to start put I'm backing off every 10 min.to keep circulation in the fingers.
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