Staple gun injury

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

"This wouldn't have happened if your were using a hammer."

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Hand x-rays

Modality: X-ray

U-shaped metal foreign body is seen neatly sitting in the fourth interosseous space, without evidence of fracture. 

Case Discussion

This building-site worker inadvertently stapled-gunned his hand. This is a relatively common injury with over 37,000 visits to the emergency departments of United States hospitals being accounted for by nail and staple guns 1

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 14959
Case created: 10th Sep 2011
Last edited: 7th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.