Removal of Hair/Thread Tourniquet

  • Judith K. LucasEmail author


Consider the diagnosis when presented with an appendage that has a well-demarcated, circumferential, painful, edematous distal segment, adjacent to a nonedematous, nonerythematous proximal portion (Fig. 125.1).


Hair tourniquet Thread tourniquet 

Selected Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida Health Shands HospitalGainesvilleUSA

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