History and Examination

  • Pallavi AryaEmail author
  • Muholan Kanapathy
  • Kapila Mendis
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


Performing a detailed and streamlined history and examination it’s the only means to ascertain the true nature of an injury and which structures are likely to be damaged. They will guide immediate management, subsequent further investigations and imaging, and definitive treatment.


Mechanism Hand examination ATLS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pallavi Arya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muholan Kanapathy
    • 2
  • Kapila Mendis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryRoyal London HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Plastic SurgeryRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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