Nail foreign body

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Patient presented to ED with a plaster board nailed to his hand.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male
X-ray

The patient has nailed himself to a board, nail transverses soft tissues of the distal thumb with no bony involvement.

Case Discussion

'En face' or 'end on' projections are important when assessing the damager something like a nail has on bony structures; although, in this case, due to the plaster board still attached to the patient this may have been difficult. 

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Case information

rID: 48076
Case created: 18th Sep 2016
Last edited: 18th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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