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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 479-480

Forearm gangrene following distraction injury at elbow in a neonate


1 Department of Orthopedics, S. C. B. Medical College, Cuttack, India
2 Hi-tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

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Biswajit Sahu
Department of Orthopedics, Neogi Colony, Mangalabag, Cuttack 753 001, Orissa
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5413.83136

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Gangrene of limbs in newborn is extremely rare. A number of aetiological factors may account for such type of situation. We describe herewith a case of gangrene of forearm in newborn following distraction injury to the physis of elbow and vessels of forearm by excessive pull on upper limb during difficult delivery.


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