Wounds of the Hand

  • N. D. Reis

Abstract

The general principles of war surgery apply equally to all parts of the body. The application of these principles to the hand must allow, however, for some special factors. An orderly and thoughtful approach is particularly required owing to the potentially serious consequences of any hand injury, although apparently trivial.

Keywords

Toxicity Lactate Rubber Penicillin Immobilization 

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Further reading

  1. Burkhalter WE, Bulter B, Metz W, et al. (1968) Experience with delayed primary closure of war wounds of the hand in Viet-Nam. J Bone Joint Surg [Am] 50:945Google Scholar
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