Burns – Hot and Cold substances can cause burns. Blistering indicates an injury which has caused the outer layers of skin to peel off. If the blisters are closed and small they can be left alone and kept clean. An antiseptic ointment is enough to apply. However larger area burns with blistering such as these from a cold refrigerant exposure need cleaning in theatre to decrease the risk of infection.
Crush & Laceration injury to the dorsum of his left non-dominant hand Antwan sustained a crush & laceration injury to the dorsum of his left non-dominant hand and was referred to HandConsultSA by Dr Pelser, Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon. There was no skin loss but he fractured the base of the 2nd and 3rd metacarpals as well as a small avulsion fracture of the Capitate. ECU and EDC to the ring and little fingers were lacerated. The 2nd Metacarpal fracture was impacted but stable. T