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Firework-related blast injury to the hand and treatment algorithm

Abstract:

Firework injuries, which most commonly affect hands, are increasing in frequency and severity. We present a pictorial case of a devastating hand injury following a firework explosion in a young male patient. The blast resulted in splaying of the hand with multiple fractures, neurovascular compromise and soft tissue loss. Reconstruction involved a third-ray amputation, fracture fixation, nerve and soft tissue repair resulting in an adequate hand with near-normal appearance. Firework-related ha...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bcr-2019-231804

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ORCID:
0000-0003-0220-3218
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Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Botnar Research Centre
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ Case Reports More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
10
Article number:
e231804
Publication date:
2019-10-23
Acceptance date:
2019-10-01
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EISSN:
1757-790X
Pmid:
31645382
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1072485
Local pid:
pubs:1072485
Deposit date:
2020-05-26

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