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Occupational Traumatic Amputation of Distal Part of Thumb Caused by Constriction Effect of Nylon Rope: A Case Report with Review of Literature
Case Reports in Orthopedics (2011)
  • Dr Mohit Kumar Patralekh, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,Government of India
  • Dr Mukesh Kalra, Director Professor, University of Delhi
  • Dr Asif Mahmood
Abstract
A 60-year-old farmer came to the accident and emergency department complaining of traumatic amputation of distal part of right thumb. On examination, there was a circumferential wound located at the base of right thumbnail with injury to both neurovascular bundles and fracture of distal part of distal phalanx with the distal part hanging by volar skin only. The wound was irrigated and the distal part terminalised with direct loose skin closure. Discussion with the patient about the scenario of trauma revealed a mechanism of injury which may appear unique. 
Keywords
  • Occupational,
  • Amputation,
  • Thumb
Publication Date
Summer August, 2011
DOI
10.1155/2011/427823
Citation Information
Dr Mohit Kumar Patralekh, Mukesh Kalra and Asif Mahmood. "Occupational Traumatic Amputation of Distal Part of Thumb Caused by Constriction Effect of Nylon Rope: A Case Report with Review of Literature" Case Reports in Orthopedics Vol. 2011 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/drmohitkumar-patralekh/4/
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