Pediatric hand trauma

Jeffrey G. Trost, Ann L. Licht, John D. Potochny, Larry H. Hollier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Pediatric hand trauma remains somewhat of a black box even to the most experienced traumatologist. In the multisystem trauma, life-threatening injuries must be addressed first. However, for best long-term results hand injuries must be recognized early, and the hand surgeon should be involved as soon as possible. This is especially true for open, vascular, or potential nerve injuries. Keep in mind that, due to the peripheral location of the hand, the hand surgeon can usually perform at least temporizing procedures while the trauma surgeon or neurosurgeon operates on the trunk or head.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Trauma
Subtitle of host publicationPathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781498749244
ISBN (Print)9781498749237
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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