Soft Tissue Hand Injury Follow-up

Updated: Sep 29, 2015
  • Author: Andrea B Lese, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Follow-up

Complications

Complications of soft tissue hand injuries may include the following:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Abscess
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Scar formation
  • Loss of digit/hand (rare)
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Prognosis

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  • With early and appropriate treatment, prognosis is good.
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Patient Education

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  • For excellent patient education resources, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article Broken Hand.
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