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Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2015 Oct;17(5):543-52. doi: 10.5604/15093492.1186836.

High Pressure Injection Injury of the Thumb. Case Study.

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1
Department of Surgery, Regional Health Center in Kartuzy, Poland.
2
2nd Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Traumatology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland.
3
Division of Surgery and Multiorgan Trauma Training, Medical University of GdaƄsk, Poland.
4
Department of Hyperbaric Medicine and Maritime Rescue, Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, Poland.

Abstract

High-pressure injection injury (HPII) is a rare severe hand trauma associated with high rates of complications and amputations of the peripheral parts of the fingers and permanent hand dysfunction. Early detection and treatment are crucial as any delay may result in a considerable functional deficit of the affected limb or amputation. The rate of amputation following HPII is 48%. This case report aims mainly to present the problem of HPII and general standards of management of such injuries. The routine use of supportive treatment in hyperbaric chambers, in the absence of contraindications, is also encouraged.

PMID:
26751754
DOI:
10.5604/15093492.1186836
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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