Staple gun injury

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


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

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Hand x-rays

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

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Case information

rID: 14959
Published: 10th Sep 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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