Accidental injection to the hands or the fingers with high pressure devices is luckily an infrequent event. Because of its severe long term sequelae it must be treated immediately to prevent severe complications and necrosis of the affected areas. The materials injected by such devices can be mineral oil, water or paint. Among these, the injection of paint or dyes, although the rarest, is the most harmful because of the tissue damage due to their toxicity; long term sequelae are severe, not just in the injected area, but in the whole hand. Such injuries must therefore be treated as emergencies and immediate surgical treatment is mandatory, as it is the only mean to prevent long term disability. In this paper, the Authors present a case of high pressure injection of paint in the ring finger and describe how immediate surgical treatment led to complete healing and no evidence of sequelae after 24 months of follow-up.
|Translated title of the contribution||One case of high pressure injection in the hand|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
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