Accidental penetrating injury by wooden stick a case report
Author(s): Dr. Ranjith Kumar, Dr. Narender Saini, Dr. DS Meena and Dr. Ajith Kumar
Abstract: Penetrating trauma is an injury caused by a foreign object piercing the skin and damaging the underlying tissues and results in an open wound. The most common cause of such trauma are gun shots, explosive devices and stab wounds. These penetrating injuries if neglected can result in various complications like neurovascular compromise, flexor or extensor tendon injuries, ischemic changes, infection and it can even go for compartment syndrome. Here we report a case of accidental penetrating injury to forearm by wooden stick and the proper timely intervention in removing it and make limb salvageable. We have removed it by supraclavicular block with the tourniquet and proper lazy S incision and so that preserving the neurovascular structures which was just close to it along with repairing the flexor muscles of the forearm. We report here a case with accidental penetrating injury to forearm by wooden stick. A 35year-old male patient presented with history of pain and swelling in his right forearm occurs after an accident. There was an entry wound on radial side of forearm around 3×4 cm and an exit wound of 3×3 cm with wooden stick in situ. A detail history and careful examination is needed.
Dr. Ranjith Kumar, Dr. Narender Saini, Dr. DS Meena, Dr. Ajith Kumar. Accidental penetrating injury by wooden stick a case report. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2022;4(2):14-16. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i2a.116
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