Treatment of the toe tourniquet syndrome in infants

  title={Treatment of the toe tourniquet syndrome in infants},
  author={Francis Serour and Arkadi Gorenstein},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
The “toe tourniquet syndrome” is the circumferential strangulation by human hair or fibers of one or more toes in infants, which may induce prolonged ischemic injury and tissue necrosis. Release of the strangulation is mandatory to avoid autoamputation of the digit. We recently encountered several incompletely treated cases and would like to emphasize the effective method of treatment. A retrospective analysis of pediatric emergency department records of patients treated for “toe tourniquet… CONTINUE READING
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