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Functional Outcome Following High Pressure Injection Injuries to the Hand

Purpose:

To evaluate a worker who has had a high pressure industrial injection injury to the hand.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications, disability and performance

ICD-10:

S69

Description:

Injection of foreign material under high pressure can occur as an industrial accident. A high pressure jet of liquid (up to 800 atmospheres) traveling at high speed can even penetrate protective equipment. The initial injury and subsequent complications can result in significant impairment to the worker.

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