Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine| Volume 48, ISSUE 4, P470-471, April 2015

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An Embedded Finger Ring

Published:November 18, 2014DOI:
      We present a case of a 71-year-old woman with a partially embedded finger ring in her left ring finger after a mechanical fall and laceration to the finger approximately 9 weeks earlier. It was removed on the ward under local anesthetic without event.
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