Hand & Wrist Broken Bones & Injuries
Animal bites are a very common injury. Although they usually occur on the hand and fingers, they can occur almost anywhere on the body. They generally happen on the dominant hand (the hand most people reach out to animals with), and can have long lasting effects.
The major concern with animal bites is the risk of infection, caused by the bacteria in the animal’s mouth. Following the initial treatment, the injury needs to be carefully monitored to ensure that any complications can be treated as soon as possible, and won’t lead to longer lasting damage.