Bite injuries to the hand - review of the literature.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324234
Title:
Bite injuries to the hand - review of the literature.
Authors:
Raval, Pradyumna; Khan, Wasim; Haddad, Behrooz; Narayan Mahapatra, Anant
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. University College London Institute of Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK
Citation:
Raval, P., Khan, W., Haddad, B., & Mahapatra, A. N. (2014). Bite Injuries to the Hand-Review of the Literature. Open Orthopaedics Journal, 8(1), 204-208.
Journal:
Open Orthopaedics Journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324234
Abstract:
Patients presenting to the emergency department with bite injuries to the hand sustain them through a number of causes including domesticated as well as stray animal bites, and human bites commonly sustained as a result of violence. The nature of the injuries sustained can be very deceptive. A small tooth mark on the exterior can be a fulminant infection in the tissues deeper down. Tendon injuri es, fractures of the metacarpals and phalanges and management of the wound are critical issues faced by a surgeon in dealing with such patients. Similarly the less common bite injuries to the hand, often with disastrous and sometimes fatal complications, d o also present to the emergency department. A high incidence of suspicion is needed in dealing with these injuries effectively. In our article we discuss the common as well as uncommon causes of bite injuries to the hand and their management. In addition to reviewing the literature to ascertain the management of such injuries, we also discuss interesting and rare case reports.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
INJURY; EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE; VIOLENCE
Local subject classification:
BITE INJURY; ANTIBIOTICS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRaval, Pradyumnaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Wasimen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHaddad, Behroozen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNarayan Mahapatra, Ananten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-05T13:47:56Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-05T13:47:56Z-
dc.date.issued2014-04-
dc.identifier.citationRaval, P., Khan, W., Haddad, B., & Mahapatra, A. N. (2014). Bite Injuries to the Hand-Review of the Literature. Open Orthopaedics Journal, 8(1), 204-208.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324234-
dc.description.abstractPatients presenting to the emergency department with bite injuries to the hand sustain them through a number of causes including domesticated as well as stray animal bites, and human bites commonly sustained as a result of violence. The nature of the injuries sustained can be very deceptive. A small tooth mark on the exterior can be a fulminant infection in the tissues deeper down. Tendon injuri es, fractures of the metacarpals and phalanges and management of the wound are critical issues faced by a surgeon in dealing with such patients. Similarly the less common bite injuries to the hand, often with disastrous and sometimes fatal complications, d o also present to the emergency department. A high incidence of suspicion is needed in dealing with these injuries effectively. In our article we discuss the common as well as uncommon causes of bite injuries to the hand and their management. In addition to reviewing the literature to ascertain the management of such injuries, we also discuss interesting and rare case reports.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectINJURYen_GB
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen_GB
dc.subjectVIOLENCEen_GB
dc.subject.otherBITE INJURYen_GB
dc.subject.otherANTIBIOTICSen_GB
dc.titleBite injuries to the hand - review of the literature.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland. University College London Institute of Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UKen_GB
dc.identifier.journalOpen Orthopaedics Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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