The Hand Center welcomes Jill Putnam, MD to the practice! Dr. Putnam will start September 1st.

Hand Infections


Hand infections can occur from minor trauma. They can range in severity from a small superficial cellulitis (skin infection) or abscess to a deep space infection in the hand that is a surgical emergency. Symptoms of infection include redness, swelling, pain, warmth and possibly fever, chills or drainage of pus from a wound. Many minor infections can be managed in the office and with antibiotics. More severe infections, however, may require urgent surgical attention.

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