CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63-67

A rare case: Avulsion amputation of the hand with degloving of the soft tissues from the level of the arm


Department of Hand and Micro-Vascular Surgery, Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Correspondence Address:
Rahul K Patil
Department of Hand and Micro.Vascular Surgery, Khoula Hospital, Al Wuttayya, PC 116, Muscat
Oman
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0794-9316.178451

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We hereby report a case of avulsion amputation of the hand through the distal carpal row. The severity of the injury was such that it had avulsed the soft tissues from the forearm and the skin from the level of the arm as though a full sleeve of a shirt was being ripped off. Due to the extensive damage in multiple planes, the amputated part could not be saved. The below-elbow amputation stump though was covered with a new local flap based on the interosseous membrane and the periosteal flaps from the radius and ulna. The stump healed well and the patient recovered the full range of elbow movements.


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