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Hand injuries

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Crush injuries - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Crush injuries occur when a part of the body, like a hand, arm, leg, foot or trunk is squashed. Often there is little damage on the outside, hiding the damage that has occurred on the inside. Crush injuries are common...

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Wound care - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Skin wounds need to be cleaned and dressed. Contrary to many myths, wounds that are kept moist heal better than those exposed to the air. Protecting the wound with a dressing provides a moist environment that encourages the surface skin...

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Nails anatomy and physiology | myVMC

Nails consist of dead, keratinised cells. These cells make up the nail plate which is the structure that covers the nail bed and the matrix underneath it.

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Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment

A one-off payment to provide assistance for Australians affected by acts of terrorism overseas that are declared by the Prime Minister.

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Helping trauma survivors (disaster survivors) video | myVMC

Trauma survivors and people who have experienced disasters often need someone to talk to. Providing a listening ear is a great way to help.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Find out what is hand, foot and mouth disease and links to trusted information on it's symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease | Public Health

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First aid for spinal injury

Information on how to manage and treat a spinal injury.

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Hand anatomy and physiology | myVMC

The hand consists of the bones, muscles and tendons of wrist, palm and fingers. Its movement is controlled by muscles in the arms.

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Elbow pain

Overuse or repeated pressure on the tendons near the elbow joint can overload these tissues, particularly where the tendon anchors to the bone. If overload occurs, it can cause pain around the elbow, particularly when using the wrist and hand. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, full recovery can take months.

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