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Cut finger open at the knuckle with an grinder, superglu, no insurance. Need help.

I just cut my finger open at the knuckle with an grinder using a metal cutting blade. I used superglue to stop the bleeding but I am unsure if I need x ray or stitches. I have no insurance and not much money. Is there a way to diagnose the severity of the cut to see if I need pro care. And is there a free or low cost clinic where I could go.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear Sweetepup,

You need to be seen by a physician. You may have injured the bone, ligaments and tendons. In addition, you may have fragments from the grinder in the wound. You may also require a tetnus booster injection.

I sympathize with your plight of having no insurance and your lack of funds, however, an infection is likely without proper treatment.

Most hospitals and clinics have some type of sliding scale fee. It will require paperwork to be completed. I recommend going to a hospital that is connected to a university, if possible.

I strongly advise you to seek "professional" medical care now.

Be well,
Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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