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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-93

An unusual impalement injury involving both extremities


Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. T P Elamurugan
Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 003
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1597-1112.154932

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Impalement injury occurs due to penetration by sharp objects during road traffic accident, fall or workplace mishaps. They usually involve the trunk, cranium, or isolated extremities. Involvement of upper and lower extremity in the same injury is rare. We report the case of a 48-year-old man who sustained a fall from 25 feet under the influence of alcohol onto a wooden fencing pole. The pole went penetrating posteriorly through the right axilla and anteriorly through the right thigh without involving the trunk.


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