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Arrow shaft injury of the wrist and hand: case report, management, and surgical technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19077778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of accidental, self-inflicted injury to the hand from a hollow carbon shaft arrow which broke in its midshaft while attempting to shoot the arrow from a compound bow is presented. Basic knowledge of low velocity gunshot wounds and arrow injuries was applied in the treatment of this injury along with a unique management technique. The outcome, including hand function was good without any functional loss.
Robert A Launikitis; Steven F Viegas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-06     Completed Date:  2009-02-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Foreign Bodies / surgery*
Hand Injuries / surgery*
Irrigation / instrumentation,  methods
Recovery of Function
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / instrumentation,  methods
Wounds, Stab / surgery*
Wrist Injuries / surgery*
Comment In:
South Med J. 2009 Jan;102(1):12-3   [PMID:  19077766 ]

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