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Volume 2009, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

An unusual case of a blunt and penetrating injury to the thumb is described. A laterally displaced epiphyses of the first metacarpal divided the digital artery and a penetrating injury in the first web space inflicted on the medial digital artery resulting in a total vascular interruption leading to gangrene and ultimate amputation. Such injuries are rare in children but proper assessment and examination could have prevented the end result.

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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): Digital Artery Injury and Gangrene Thumb
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