Skin injury in the operating room

Tze Wen Lee, Tim Mo Chen, Tian Yeu Cheng, Shyi Gen Chen, Shiou Liang Chen, Trong Duo Chou, Giuen Hsueng Chou, Chiu Heng Lee, Hsian-Jenn Wang

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Abstract

Skin injury occurring in the operating room may occur as a result of electrical current, thermal injury, chemical irritation and mechanical stress. Between 1 December 1996 and 28 February 1997, 19 cases of skin injury from a total of 3657 operations were noted in our hospital. These injuries tend to be ignored because of their early spontaneous healing. We suggest that medical staff should pay more attention to this complication and prevent it from occurring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-347
Number of pages3
JournalInjury
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Lee, T. W., Chen, T. M., Cheng, T. Y., Chen, S. G., Chen, S. L., Chou, T. D., Chou, G. H., Lee, C. H., & Wang, H-J. (1998). Skin injury in the operating room. Injury, 29(5), 345-347. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0020-1383(97)00171-X