The use of leeches in the management of a ring avulsion injury

The use of leeches in the management of a ring avulsion injury Ring avulsion injury presents a spectrum of injury and the treatment varies accordingly from simple suture to amputation. In the current patient, we present a case that has a ring avulsion injury with intact bones, pulleys, flexor tendons, and one digital artery. The problems were venous insufficiency on nearly total avulsed skin and mallet type deformity due to extensor tendon laceration. The avulsed finger skin was sutured in place with interrupted skin sutures and leeches were applied to relieve venous congestion. The result was satisfactory. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The use of leeches in the management of a ring avulsion injury

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-002-0351-2
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