Removal of a Tungsten Carbide Ring from the Finger of a Pregnant Patient: A Case Report Involving 2 Emergency Departments and the Internet.

Moser, Alexandre; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis; Radke, Alexander (2016). Removal of a Tungsten Carbide Ring from the Finger of a Pregnant Patient: A Case Report Involving 2 Emergency Departments and the Internet. Case reports in emergency medicine, 2016, p. 8164524. Hindawi Publishing Corporation 10.1155/2016/8164524

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Introduction. Destructive or nondestructive procedures may be used to remove rings from injured fingers. Because of their hardness, tungsten carbide rings present special problems. Case Presentation. The patient was a 33-year-old woman, two weeks before delivery, with a swollen and reddened ring finger. It was decided to remove a tungsten carbide ring from her ring finger. This was achieved by shattering the ring with locking pliers. The patient's ring finger recovered fully.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center

UniBE Contributor:

Exadaktylos, Aristomenis

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2090-648X

Publisher:

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Romana Saredi

Date Deposited:

10 May 2017 16:42

Last Modified:

14 May 2017 02:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1155/2016/8164524

PubMed ID:

27042363

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94954

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94954

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