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Practical Notes in Hand Trauma

  • Zak VinnicombeEmail author
Chapter
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Abstract

In addition to clinical knowledge and surgical skill the application of practical components of plastic surgery is vital in hand trauma. This chapter will discuss initial practical management including dressings, splinting and sutures. It will also highlight practical management of anticoagulation, referral taking and trauma lists.

Keywords

Dressings Splints Sutures Anticoagulation Time to theatre 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

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