NC52.10/S61 Laceration without foreign body of other parts of wrist or hand



A laceration of the wrist or hand is a wound caused by a sharp object, such as a blade or piece of glass, that cuts through the skin and underlying tissue.


A laceration of the wrist or hand is typically diagnosed based on a physical examination and may require imaging studies such as X-rays or ultrasound to rule out any possible fractures or other underlying issues.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis for a laceration of the wrist or hand includes infection, fracture, foreign body, and nerve injury.


Treatment for a laceration of the wrist or hand typically involves wound management, such as cleaning and debridement, suturing, and wound closure. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection and pain medications may be necessary to manage pain. Depending on the severity of the laceration, physical therapy or occupational therapy may be recommended to help restore function to the affected area.


The prognosis for a laceration of the wrist or hand depends on the severity of the wound and the treatment provided. Proper wound management and timely treatment can help reduce the risk of infection and other complications. In most cases, a laceration of the wrist or hand will heal with minimal scarring and full restoration of mobility and function.

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