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Journal of Case Reports
High-Pressure Injection Injury of the Finger is not a Trivial Trauma
Lucas Jozef Steverlynck1, Jan Frans Noyez2
Departments of 1Emergency and 2Orthopaedics, AZ Delta, Roeselare, Belgium.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Lucas Jozef Steverlynck
Email: lucas.steverlynck@azdelta.be
Received: 01-DEC-2020 Accepted: 26-MAR-2021 Published Online: 15-MAY-2021
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2021.0027
Background: The extent of damage of a high-pressure injury is often underestimated. Most commonly, only a minor skin lesion is seen on clinical presentation. Frequent complications include amputation, septicemia and long working incapacity. On this topic, only recommendations made on bundled case reports are existent. Case Report: We describe a high-pressure latex injection injury of the finger. On clinical examination a small entry point lesion in the finger was seen. Surgical debridement showed extensive wound infiltration of latex paint. The patient could restart his work activities after 6 weeks. Conclusion: The low threshold for exploratory surgery should be maintained in high-pressure injuries.
Keywords : Amputation, Debridement, Injections, Latex, Paint, Sepsis.
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