Fishing penetration injuries

Citation
I. Dudkiewicz et al., Fishing penetration injuries, BR J SP MED, 34(6), 2000, pp. 459-461
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE
ISSN journal
0306-3674 → ACNP
Volume
34
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
459 - 461
Database
ISI
SICI code
0306-3674(200012)34:6<459:FPI>2.0.ZU;2-M
Abstract
Background-Fishing involves millions of people throughout the world and is considered a pleasant and harmless sport. However, many kinds of injury can occur. Penetrating injuries to the extremities by fishing equipment such a s hooks and harpoons, and even by scales, or infection from penetration of scales etc are relatively common although hardly ever reported in the liter ature. Methods-Illustrative cases of penetrating fishing injuries are presented an d discussed, with suggestions for the recommended management of these types of injury. Results-Most of these objects are designed to catch and hold resisting fish , so are usually sharp and narrow in the front and wider in the rear with o r without spurs. Because of their very irregular shape, simple extraction b y pulling is not recommended, because further damage may occur. Conclusions-The use of the appropriate imaging modalities, a full knowledge of the contours of the object, and careful preplanning of the method of tr eatment are very important.