Ring avulsion injuries

A. H.N. McDonald, H. J. Cleland, M. Leung, P. G. Slattery

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Background: Ring avulsion injuries can vary in severity from mere breach of the skin through to complete amputation or degloving. Management of the more severe injuries remains controversial in deciding whether to salvage or amputate. Method: Six cases managed between 1991 and 1997 are presented. Results: Results were comparable to the larger series published. Conclusion: Referral to a microsurgical unit and attempted repair where possible are recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-516
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes


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