Sturgeons versus Surgeons: Leaping Fish Injuries at a Level I Trauma Center

  title={Sturgeons versus Surgeons: Leaping Fish Injuries at a Level I Trauma Center},
  author={J. Wilson and G. Burgess and R. Winfield and L. Lottenberg},
  journal={The American Surgeon},
  pages={220 - 222}
  • J. Wilson, G. Burgess, +1 author L. Lottenberg
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The American Surgeon
  • We have recently noted an increase in patients injured by an unusual mechanism and source: leaping sturgeon. We present our experience with eight cases of sturgeon related injuries. Between January 2006 and June 2007, there were eight patients evaluated at our Level I trauma center for sturgeon related injuries. Injuries included isolated fractures, liver lacerations, severe facial trauma, and a closed head injury. The overall length of stay was 6 days (range 0-20) and 50 per cent of patients… CONTINUE READING
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