[High-pressure injection injuries of the hand. Pathogenesis, problems and therapy].

@article{Rappold2001HighpressureII,
  title={[High-pressure injection injuries of the hand. Pathogenesis, problems and therapy].},
  author={Georg Rappold and E Rosenmayr},
  journal={Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, plastische Chirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Handchirurgie : Organ der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Mikrochirurgie der Peripheren Nerven und Gefasse : Organ der V...},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={332-41}
}
Summary.High-pressure injection injuries are rare and the extent of tissue damage is often underestimated. They usually have devastating effects on tissues and result in poor functional outcome of the involved hand. The severity of these injuries is related to the nature, pressure, volume and toxicity of the injected substance. The major problem of this injury is a toxic edema followed by ischemia, causing a gangrene of the involved finger, which may require amputation. The pathogenesis is… CONTINUE READING