Splinter removal with the aid of ultrasonography: a case report

Lee, C.K. and Ahmad, T.S. and Abdullah, B.J. (2008) Splinter removal with the aid of ultrasonography: a case report. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 2 (2). pp. 47-49. ISSN 1985-2533

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Abstract

Splinter or foreign body removal from the hand and foot is a common occurrence. Usually only the deep seated, broken or missed splinters are referred to the surgeon for removal. Unless the object is radio-opaque, plain radiograph will not give any useful information, hence removal can sometimes be very difficult and traumatic. We are reporting a case where a radiolucent splinter was removed with the aid of ultrasonography. This modality can help to localize a splinter at the pre and intra-operative period, minimizing amount of exploration and time of operation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Corresponding Author: Lee Chee Kuan, Dept. of Orthopaedic & Traumatology, Hospital Sg. Buloh, 47000, Sungai Buloh, Selangor D.E. Email: sbanlck@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Splinter; Ultrasonography
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Nor Izzati Ab Razak
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 03:41
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 03:41
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2499

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