Elastic Band, Friend or Foe? A Case of Digital Amputation Following Accidental Elastic Band Application and a Review of the Literature
John Whitaker*, Marlese Dempsey and Ash Mosahebi
Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, United Kingdom
- *Corresponding Author:
- John Whitaker
Department of Plastic Surgery
Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street
London NW3 2QG, United Kingdom
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Received Date: July 04, 2013; Accepted Date: August 13, 2013; Published Date: August 16, 2013
Citation: Whitaker J, Dempsey M, Mosahebi A (2013) Elastic Band, Friend or Foe? A Case of Digital Amputation Following Accidental Elastic Band Application and a Review of the Literature. Emergency Med 3:149. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000149
Copyright: © 2013 Whitaker J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We present a case of a necrotic finger caused by misguided self-application of an elastic band. The influence of elastic bands in medicine is then discussed.