Title

Mutilating Shredder/Chipper Hand Injuries.

Publication/Presentation Date

7-1-1994

Abstract

Outdoor recreational and vocational hand injuries occur with a predictable seasonal fluctuation and regional variation. An increasing demand in less urban areas for efficient yard and garden waste removal, combined with the availability of more affordable shredder/chipper machines, has increased their utilization. Potential hazards have been well recognized, but, not surprisingly, this behavior pattern has concomitantly introduced another characteristic syndrome of self-inflicted operator injury most prevalent in the fall and spring months. The seriousness of the possible upper extremity mutilation caused by these devices cannot be understated, as invariably, complex reconstruction modalities are essential to restore a useful hand.

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

6

Last Page

8

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

7944199

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article