|Document ID (ISN)||60072|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Goetting A.T., Carson J., Burton B.T.
||Freon injection injury to the hand - A report of four cases
||Aug. 1992, Vol.34, No.8, p.775-778. Illus. 8 ref.
||In each of these cases, workers in the athletic shoe manufacturing industry inadvertently injected concentrated hexafluoroethane into a finger while holding the shoe component and attempting to inject hexafluoroethane. Each case presented symptoms of oedema, limitation of motion, and crepitation. Hand roentgenogrammes revealed subcutaneous gas. Treatment was non-surgical, consisting of splinting, tetanus immunisation, and antibiotics. Rapid resolution of symptoms occurred in all four cases. Hexafluoroethane is relatively inert when injected and has low toxicity. However, potential rapid gaseous expansion warrants observation for pressure injury.
||hexafluoroethane; hand injuries; injection injuries
||case study; shoe industry; medical treatment; symptoms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Machinery and tools
|Broad subject area(s)