Retained glass foreign bodies in wounds: predictive value of wound characteristics, patient perception, and wound exploration.

@article{Steele1998RetainedGF,
  title={Retained glass foreign bodies in wounds: predictive value of wound characteristics, patient perception, and wound exploration.},
  author={Mark T Steele and Luong Van Tran and William A. Watson and Robert L. Muelleman},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={627-30}
}
A convenience sample of 164 adult patients with 185 glass-caused wounds who presented to an emergency department (ED) and consented to a radiograph was prospectively studied. The purpose was to determine the characteristics of wounds at high risk for foreign body (FB) and the predictive value of patient FB sensation and probing wound exploration for FB retention. Retained glass was located in 28 (15%) wounds. Motor vehicle as a mechanism of injury (P=.003), head as a location (P=.035), and… CONTINUE READING
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