Ring Finger Necrosis Due to a Ring

Ring Finger Necrosis Due to a Ring Crush injury to finger is one of the common traumas in clinical practice. The injured patients often have a ring on their finger. The ring can be removed by non-operative techniques or by cutting the ring off and thus avoiding any long-term consequences. If the ring is not removed, the finger may swell and gangrene could occur. We present an unusual case of gangrene terminal finger due to a ring. The gangrene of this type is rarely reported in literature. The case is presented to stress the importance of removal of any circumferential foreign body on limbs before surgery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Indian Journal of Surgery Springer Journals

Ring Finger Necrosis Due to a Ring

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Publisher
Springer India
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Association of Surgeons of India
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgery; Pediatric Surgery; Neurosurgery; Plastic Surgery; Cardiac Surgery; Thoracic Surgery
ISSN
0972-2068
eISSN
0973-9793
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12262-017-1650-y
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Abstract

Crush injury to finger is one of the common traumas in clinical practice. The injured patients often have a ring on their finger. The ring can be removed by non-operative techniques or by cutting the ring off and thus avoiding any long-term consequences. If the ring is not removed, the finger may swell and gangrene could occur. We present an unusual case of gangrene terminal finger due to a ring. The gangrene of this type is rarely reported in literature. The case is presented to stress the importance of removal of any circumferential foreign body on limbs before surgery.

Journal

Indian Journal of SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 10, 2017

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