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J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Aug;33(4):484-7. doi: 10.1177/1753193408089055. Epub 2008 May 1.

Scaphoid fracture due to rigid handcuffs.

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Staffordshire General Hospital, Stafford, UK.

Abstract

Rigid handcuffs have been designed to allow ease of application and to allow better control of violent suspects by the police. This paper reports a case of scaphoid fracture sustained during inappropriate use of these handcuffs. The mechanism of injury described has been simulated for demonstration. Law enforcement officers and clinicians need to be aware of the risks of inappropriate use of these handcuffs.

PMID:
18450794
DOI:
10.1177/1753193408089055
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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