FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME IN A CASE OF CIRCULAR SAW HAND TRAUMA
Hand injuries are considered to be the most frequent body injuries. The hand is a complex and dynamic collection of different tissues, and, consequently, patients with hand trauma present with a wide variety of conditions, with different outcomes and therefore, proper assessment and management of the injuries is essential.We present a case of a 54 year old male, right-hand-dominant patient, admitted for a circular saw trauma of his left hand, which he had sustained 72 hours prior. He reported that immediately after the trauma, he had presented to a local emergency department where amputation of the hand had been proposed as the only possible treatment. He presented to our hospital 3 days later.His medical history was significant for urothelial carcinoma, currently under chemotherapeutic treatment with doxorubicin. He denied allergic reactions or anticoagulant medication. Upon presentation, he had smoked one pack of cigarettes a day for the past 30 years.