Receipt spike in hand

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Office related injury, large penetrating receipt spike in the right hand.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a large metallic spike that is entering at the volar point of the hand between the first metacarpal web space, there is no evidence of bony involvement.

Case Discussion

When imaging large foreign bodies, it is important to obtain an 'en face' projection to ensure there is no bony involvement, luckily in this case there isn't.

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Case information

rID: 54770
Case created: 27th Jul 2017
Last edited: 15th Aug 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital

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