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LETTER TO EDITOR  
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 214
Foreign body related extremity trauma in children: Thorn pricks


Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India

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Agarwal A. Foreign body related extremity trauma in children: Thorn pricks. Indian J Orthop 2019;53:214

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Agarwal A. Foreign body related extremity trauma in children: Thorn pricks. Indian J Orthop [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Apr 21];53:214. Available from: http://www.ijoonline.com/text.asp?2019/53/1/214/251706
Sir,

We thank Vaishya and Vaish[1] for showing their keen interest in our study “Foreign body-related extremity trauma in children.”[2] This series[2] represented a hospital-based data of such injuries for a health center located in the suburban region. We had just one thorn injury in this series. The spectrum of foreign body injuries varied with no specific object being predominant.

India is a vast country with different terrains and regional characteristics. We have reiterated the same fact in our manuscript that the pattern for foreign body-inflicted injuries is greatly influenced by local practices and customs. In regions, where children travel barefooted, and the plantation has dry thorns, it is quite possible that wooden pricks are quite common.[3] Vaishya and Vash, the authors have given an overview of thorn related musculoskeletal injuries for the benefit of readers. The bony lesion is a manifestation of deeper foreign body irritating the periosteal tissue. In this series, patients with rubber band and glass bangle had periosteal reaction in the forearm bones and 3rd metacarpal respectively.

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Vaishya R, Vaish A. Letter to Editor for foreign body-related extremity trauma in children: A single-center experience. Indian J Orthop 2019;53:213.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Agarwal A. Foreign body-related extremity trauma in children: A single-center experience. Indian J Orthop 2018;52:481-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Middha VP, Vaishya R. Lesions produced by splinters of wood in soft tissues and bone. Int Orthop 1990;14:47-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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DOI: 10.4103/ortho.IJOrtho_473_18

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