CME 12/12/13 Hand Injuries

Note: Talk removed at the request of the presenter.

For those not present for Nathan’s summary on hand examination, here is a video on “examination of the traumatised hand”.  Another interesting post from LITFL titled “The Devil’s Horn Sign” gives some further information on extensor tendon injuries of the hand and how they are assessed and managed in the ED.

Here are some pictures to remind you about hand anatomy and the tendon zones to assist in communication with the Plastic Surgical team:

Hand anatomy

Flexor Tendon Zones:

Flexor tendon zones of hand

Extensor Tendon Zones:

Extensor tendon zones of hand
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Dr James Wheeler
Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia
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