Drainage & Removal of Infected Tissues
Various hand infections require different treatment methods but the two most common ones are minor surgery for drainage and surgery to remove any infected tissues.
For instance, bite wounds that are more severe may require debridement, a procedure in which the dead bone and any other infected tissue get trimmed away. Paronychia, an infection of the skin fold around the fingernail, may require drainage to remove fluids in abscesses or blisters to speed up the healing process. A tendon sheath infection requires immediate medical attention and surgical drainage may be performed to relieve pressure.
Other hand infections such as herpetic whitlow and felon may also call for surgery to prevent the infection from worsening and to speed up healing.
It is always recommended to seek treatment early if you suspect you are suffering from a hand infection.
Speak to our hand surgeon today to find out which treatment method is suitable for your condition.