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Critical ischemia of the fingers in an auto mechanic as a result of occupational exposure.
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PMID:  25209315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Hypothenar hammer syndrome is a rare cause of ischemic fingers observed mainly in young men smoking cigarettes and it is associated with repeated trauma of the ulnar artery in the area of the hypothenar eminence of the dominant-hand arm, resulting in a deficit of blood supply with the occurrence of hand symptoms typical for chronic and sometimes critical ischemia. Artery injury in this location is most often the result of multiple repetitions of the same activity being mostly the result of occupational exposure. We present a case of a 27-year-old car mechanic admitted to the hospital with symptoms of critical ischemia of the fingers III, IV, and V of the right hand, which resolved after conservative treatment.
Authors:
Maciej Rabczyński; Edwin Kuźnik; Maciej Guziński; Rajmund Adamiec
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1896-494X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Med Environ Health     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9437093     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Med Environ Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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