Delayed diagnosis of high-pressure injection injuries to the finger. A case report and review of the literature.

Published online: Sep 27 1994

D Stoffelen, L De Smet, and P L Broos.

Department of Traumatology, U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.


High-pressure injuries to the finger are often under-estimated. Nevertheless, early diagnosis and debridement are absolute requirements to save the finger and to restore function. Delayed diagnosis may lead to severe infection and often ends in amputation.