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"Kid Glove" Treatment for Finger Lacerations

"Kid Glove" Treatment for Finger Lacerations

For finger lacerations, a latex examination glove can serve as a substitute for a tourniquet. Snip off the fingertip of the glove, and instruct the patient to put it on the injured hand. Roll the cut latex down to the base of the lacerated finger to temporarily halt blood flow and keep the hand clean.
-- Steven C. Martinez, MD
    San Diego

 
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