Embedded ring injury of the middle finger in an amphetamine abuser

Bo Wei Zeng, Yi Jie Guo, Cheng Chin Huang

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Abstract

Embedded finger-ring injury is not usually encountered in clinical practice, and most patients present with psychiatric or physical/mental impairment. We report herein an 18-year-old male amphetamine abuser who presented to our emergency department (ED) for embedded finger-ring injury over his left middle finger. The embedded ring was removed in the ED under heavy sedation, and the wound healed uneventfully over 2 weeks. Thereafter, the young man received psychiatric treatment. Embedded finger-ring injury has never been reported in a drug abuser before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Volume69
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abuse
  • Amphetamine
  • Embedded ring injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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