High-pressure water injection injury: Emergency presentation and management

Rathan M. Subramaniam, Gary M. Clearwater

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Abstract

Presentations of high-pressure water blaster injuries to the emergency department are varied. Though these injuries are sometimes described as a 'benign variant' of highpressure injection injuries, external appearances can be deceptive. These injuries can produce an unexpected pattern of severe internal injury and infectious complications. Such injuries are surgical emergencies and must be evaluated quickly and thoroughly in the emergency department. We review the current literature of these injuries and present the first reported case involving a forearm injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-327
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Medicine
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Emergencies
Pressure
Injections
Water
Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Emergency Service
Forearm Injuries
Intraoperative Complications

Keywords

  • High pressure
  • Injuries
  • Water injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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High-pressure water injection injury : Emergency presentation and management. / Subramaniam, Rathan M.; Clearwater, Gary M.

In: Emergency Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 3, 09.2002, p. 324-327.

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Subramaniam, Rathan M. ; Clearwater, Gary M. / High-pressure water injection injury : Emergency presentation and management. In: Emergency Medicine. 2002 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 324-327.
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