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Document ID (ISN)20460
CIS number 74-570
ISSN - Serial title 0025-729X - Medical Journal of Australia
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burke P.J., Conolly W.B.
Title Paint gun injection injury of the hand: a surgical emergency.
Bibliographic information 11 Aug. 1973, Vol.2, No.6, p.276-278. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract High-pressure injection injury to the hand involving grease, fuel or paint requires urgent surgery if amputation is to be avoided. A case of paint injection injury of a finger is described and the principles of management are outlined. The case described illustrates that people with access to airless spray guns are often unaware of the potential danger. No safety devices or warnings accompanied the equipment in this case.
Descriptors (primary) injection injuries; surgical treatment; paint spraying
Descriptors (secondary)
Document type -
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment