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Hand injuries from sea urchin spines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  770039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sea urchin spine injury is usually a benign process that rarely comes to the attention of a physician. Aside from the transient episode of excruciating pain which responds dramatically to hot water soaks, there is usually no residual disability. As in any puncture wound, tetanus prophylaxis and observation for latent infection is advised. Complications arise, however, when spines are embedded over bony prominences, within joints, or in contact with nerves. Cases are reported herein of the latter two problems occurring in the hand. A case of a neuropathy associated with sea urchin injuries has not been previously reported in the literature. When such injuries necessitate exploration, aseptic surgical technique is required.
Authors:
M B Strauss; R I MacDonald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:    1976 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Fingers / innervation
Foreign-Body Reaction / complications
Hand Injuries / complications,  etiology*
Humans
Male
Sea Urchins*
Wounds, Penetrating / therapy

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