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Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Removal of Glass Fragments From Hand Injuries

  title={Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Removal of Glass Fragments From Hand Injuries},
  author={Serdar Tuncer and I. Ozcelik and B. Mersa and F. Kabakaş and T. Ozkan},
  • Serdar Tuncer, I. Ozcelik, +2 authors T. Ozkan
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • The hand is the body part most frequently injured by broken glass. Glass fragments lodged in soft tissues may result in numerous complications, such as infection, delayed healing, persistent pain, and late injury as a result of migration. Between 2005 and 2010, we removed 46 glass particles from the hands of 26 patients. The injuries were caused for the following reasons: by car windows broken during motor vehicle accidents in 11 patients (42%); by fragments from broken glasses, dishes, or… CONTINUE READING
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