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Hand Injuries (cont.)

Hand Injury Causes

Hand injuries can be divided into six general categories:

  1. lacerations (cuts),
  2. fractures and dislocations,
  3. soft tissue injuries and amputations,
  4. infections,
  5. burns, and
  6. high pressure injuries (grease and paint guns).

Other common hand injuries include

Picture of the bones in the hand
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