Splinter removal with the aid of ultrasonography: a case report

Lee, C.K.; Ahmad, T.S.; 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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    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
    1. Lee, C.K.
    2. Ahmad, T.S.
    3. Abdullah, B.J.
    Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
    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 11:41
    Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 11:41
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2499

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