The European Hand Surgery Center

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The European Hand Surgery Center
Bites

Bites

You suffered bites? Always see a surgeon!

  • Wash the wound with soap and running water.
  • Put on an aseptic/clean dressing.
  • Raise your limb, e.g. on a sling.
  • Remove jewellery from the bitten limb e.g. your wedding ring from your finger - when the swelling grows the pressure may result in ischemia and/or necrosis of the finger.


Human bites

  • Wash the wound with soap and running water.
  • Put on an aseptic/clean dressing.
  • Raise your limb, e.g. on a sling.
  • Remove jewellery from the bitten limb e.g. your wedding ring from your finger - when the swelling grows the pressure may result in ischemia and/or necrosis of the finger.
    Always see a doctor! Bacterial flora of human saliva is as dangerous as animal saliva


Animal bites

  • Check whether the animal has been vaccinated against rabies.
  • Inform the surgeon about the fact or about lack of vaccination !!!!
  • If possible, keep the animal for observation by a veterinary surgeon.
  • Always keep taking the prescribed antibiotic until you have used it up !!!
  • In principle, bitten wounds are not sutured – surgeons know exceptions to the rule and they will recommend the appropriate procedure !!!
  • Wash the wound with soap and running water.
  • Put on an aseptic/clean dressing.
  • Raise your limb, e.g. on a sling.
  • Remove jewellery from the bitten limb e.g. your wedding ring from your finger - when the swelling grows the pressure may result in ischemia and/or necrosis of the finger.
    Always see a surgeon!
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