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Functional Outcome Following a Mechanical Corn Picker Injury

Purpose:

To evaluate a person following a corn-picker injury to the upper hand based on the analysis of Gorsche and Wood.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance, surgery

ICD-10:

S69

Description:

A farmer may suffer mutilating injuries to the fingers if a hand gets caught in a mechanical corn-picker. Gorsche and Wood graded the functional outcome following surgical repair. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic.

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