Pediatric hand injuries

Matthew A. Sullivan, Charles J. Cogan, Joshua M. Adkinson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Pediatric hand injuries are extremely common. Although many hand injuries are adequately managed in the emergency department, some may need evaluation and treatment by a pediatric hand surgeon to ensure a good functional outcome. This article discusses the diagnosis and management of the most common pediatric hand maladies: fingertip injuries/amputation, tendon injuries, and phalangeal and metacarpal fractures. The plastic surgery nurse should be familiar with hand injuries that require intervention to facilitate efficient management and optimal postoperative care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic Surgical Nursing
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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