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Plast Surg Nurs. 2016 Jul-Sep;36(3):114-20. doi: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000145.

Pediatric Hand Injuries.

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Matthew A. Sullivan, BA, is Medical Student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Charles J. Cogan, BA, is Medical Student, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Joshua M. Adkinson, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

Abstract

Pediatric hand injuries are extremely common. Although many hand injuries are adequately managed in the emergency department, some may need evaluation and treatment by a pediatric hand surgeon to ensure a good functional outcome. This article discusses the diagnosis and management of the most common pediatric hand maladies: fingertip injuries/amputation, tendon injuries, and phalangeal and metacarpal fractures. The plastic surgery nurse should be familiar with hand injuries that require intervention to facilitate efficient management and optimal postoperative care.

PMID:
27606586
DOI:
10.1097/PSN.0000000000000145
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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