Clinical Challenge: Surgical Procedure After an Accidental Hand Amputation
X-rays show the amputated appendage after arrival in the trauma bay
Truncated forearm of the patient
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Posteoperative x-ray showing the radius and ulna stabilized with plate and screw fixation
Figures 5 & 6
Five-month follow-up shows arm extension after repair (Figure 5) and a subsequent x-ray (Figure 6).
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Clinic visit seven months postoperatively shows hand flexion (Figure 7) and follow up x-ray (Figure 8).
A woman is rushed to the emergency department after severing her hand in a woodworking accident at home. Click here to read the full Clinical Challenge by Pamela Horn, MS, CNP, ONP-C, and Lawrence Lubbers, MD.