Management of the Retained Knife Blade

  title={Management of the Retained Knife Blade},
  author={Sanju Sobnach and Andrew John Nicol and Hassed Nathire and Delawir Kahn and Pradeep Navsaria},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
The retained knife blade is an unusual and spectacular injury. The aim of this study was to review our experience with the management of such injuries. A retrospective chart review of patients with retained knife blades treated at Groote Schuur Hospital Trauma Centre from January 1996 to December 2007 was undertaken. Thirty-three patients with retained knife blades were identified. Site of wound entry was the thorax in 13 patients (40%), the neck and back in 7 patients (21%) each, upper and… CONTINUE READING
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