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Debridement Finger Pressure Paint Injection Injury E-Hand

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Description: High pressure injection injuries of paint, sand, lubricating fluid and other materials are uncommon, but important because they are also on the list of injuries missed in the accident ward. Typically, the patient has briefly placed their hand or fingertip over a pressure spray nozzle, sustaining an injection of material into the soft tissues. Under pressure, this material tracks up tissue planes next to flexor tendons, nerves, arteries and through the named bursae and compartments of the hand and arm. Debris may be driven from the fingertip to the chest wall.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Charles Eaton
Institution: E-Hand
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Language: English

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Added: Tue Jul 07 2009