I'm trying to indicate which side of a finger an injury has occurred (e.g., a cut). Depending on orientation of the hand left/right / sinister/dexter seems ambiguous. I look at my palms it's one way, the back of my hand, the other way.
How would I say something like the following without having to reference another finger as a landmark.
The the ring finger on the left hand was cut on the side closest to the pinky.
Would it be appropriate to say "the forth digit was cut on the ulnar side"? Or is there a different/better convention one would follow for this?
(I'm probably over thinking this, but I'm nothing if not pedantic)