Upper extremity injuries due to medications

Alan E. Seyfer

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One hundred eleven patients were treated for upper extremity complications due to therapeutic agents. Forty-nine injuries were associated with chemotherapy and 62 with so-called “non-toxic” solutions. Twenty-five required debridement and skin coverage operations, and six required emergency fasciotomies. The most effective regimen included immediately stopping the intravenous line, elevation, avoidance of antidotes, late debridement and coverage, and early rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-750
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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