Pulse oximeter

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Post motorbike accident. Ulna sided hand pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
X-ray

Pulse oximeter noted. Cortical irregularity at the base of the 5th metacarpal in keeping with an acute fracture. 

Case Discussion

Pulse oximeters are a ubiquitous piece of medical equipment measuring the patient's oxygen saturation via a non-invasive method.

Normally they are removed prior to exposure. 

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Case information

rID: 34482
Case created: 23rd Feb 2015
Last edited: 7th Sep 2015
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