Foreign body in situ
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This 30 year-old male laborer fell from a height onto a piece of wood. The patient, with the help of his colleague, cut short the plank of wood himself whilst in situ to enable transportation to hospital.
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Embedded nail in the sole of the foot, with the patient's shoe remaining on, and below this the plank of wood in which the nail was in (like a layer cake: wood, shoe,sole of foot)
The safest thing to do in this situation is to leave everything in situ and allow removal in a controlled hospital environment.