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Had a wrist and thumb surgery. Huge knot formation. Infection chances?

I had wrist & thumb surgery on March 4, 13. Where the tourniquet was placed made a huge knot (noticed as soon as I come to) . Not long after it turned into sore. Still a sore has white ring around it with red around that. I have kept it clean with alcohol wipes applied neosporin . Kind of worried really sore. Go for postop a op
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
The knot you are mentioning after applying tourniquet is usually due to accumulation of blood in muscle and skin below the tourniquet. This disappears once tourniquet is removed. The cause for turning this swelling into sore most probably could be a small bruise produced due to improper placement of the tourniquet or it could be a small haematoma due to rupture of some superficial vein again due to improper placement of tourniquet. The color of knot what you are mentioning occur during the normal process of healing of bruise or resolution of haematoma. Keep it clean. You can apply alcohol swabs. Nothing to worry it will get resolved soon. Consultation with operating surgeon is advisable
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Sun, 28 Jul 2013
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