High-pressure water injection injury to the hand

Peter A. Curka, Carey D. Chisholm

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Abstract

An 84-year-old man presented with a high-pressure injection injury of the left thumb. The hand-held water gun involved generates less pressure than the grease and paint sprayers usually involved in these injuries. The patient was managed conservatively in the hospital with elevation, observation, and dressing changes. Surgical debridement was not required. This case points out a previously unrecognized hazard of these devices, particularly to older individuals with atrophic skin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Equipment and Supplies
Skin

Keywords

  • High-pressure injection injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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High-pressure water injection injury to the hand. / Curka, Peter A.; Chisholm, Carey D.

In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1989, p. 165-167.

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Curka, Peter A. ; Chisholm, Carey D. / High-pressure water injection injury to the hand. In: American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 165-167.
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