Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:603–604 DOI 10.1007/s00238-012-0780-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR The windowed glove: a method for promoting asepsis during emergency hand procedures Pundrique R. Sharma & Kana Miyagi & Elliot Sorene Received: 8 September 2012 /Accepted: 25 October 2012 /Published online: 8 December 2012 # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 Sir, forearm are placed on the procedure table. Finally, the area Hand injuries comprise 20 % of emergency department of hand required to be within the operative field is identi- (ED) presentations  and a large component of emergency fied, and a window is cut with sterile scissors (Fig. 2). referrals to plastic surgery units. Many are explored or The windowed glove provides a versatile, inexpensive, closed within the ED, employing a sterile field created using clean and convenient method for performing minor proce- drapes. These do not, however, naturally follow the hand dures on the hand. It can also be used for multiple injuries contours and are difficult to stabilise and are poorly fitted on the same hand. Furthermore, it allows easy manipulation (impeding manipulation of the limb during the procedure), during the procedure while maintaining sterile condition. of limited size allowing sutures to fall easily fall
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