WOOD IN MY WEBSPACE: A CASE REPORT
Received 2021-06-29; Accepted 2022-06-22; Published 2023-01-15
Keywords:Retained foreign body, wood, entry wound, case report
Penetrating injuries to the hand are common occurrence in the casualty. Careless removal of the penetrating foreign body potentially leads to retained fragments and infection. In diabetic patients, presentation might be delayed due to poor immune response and peripheral neuropathy leading to complications such as spread of infection and amputation. Detecting retained radiolucent foreign body when the entry wound has healed may pose a challenge. We present a case of retained pieces of wood in the first webspace of the hand which presents with infection distant from the healed entry site.
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