Injury of multiple blood vessels at the wrist or hand level is usually caused by blunt trauma or a direct cut to the area. It can also be caused by a fall or accident, a sports-related injury, an animal bite, or a crush injury.
Injury of multiple blood vessels at the wrist or hand level is usually diagnosed through a physical examination, imaging studies such as an X-ray or MRI, and blood tests.
The differential diagnosis for this type of injury includes fractures, lacerations, ligament and tendon injuries, and joint dislocation.
Treatment for this type of injury typically involves immobilization of the affected area with a splint or cast, elevation of the limb to reduce swelling, and pain medication. Surgery may be necessary to repair the vessels and restore blood flow.
The prognosis for this type of injury depends on the extent of the damage and the patient’s response to treatment. Most patients can expect to make a full recovery with proper medical care.