Toe tourniquet syndrome

John Mack, R. M. Takamoto, F. R. Jones, H. R. Zick

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Abstract

2 Cases of infants with partial amputation of the toe secondary to hair strangulation are presented. Although the constricting hair was successfully removed from the first patient and the toe healed satisfactorily, rotation of the tip caused the nail to impinge upon the adjacent toe. In the 2nd patient, a single tacking suture was used to stabilize the distal tip and rotation did not occur. The problem of tip rotation could lead to discomfort or disability and should be prevented by stabilization of the toe tip after removal of the constricting hair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-336
Number of pages2
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Volume125
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Tourniquets
Toes
Hair
Hair Removal
Nails
Amputation
Sutures

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  • Medicine(all)

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Mack, J., Takamoto, R. M., Jones, F. R., & Zick, H. R. (1976). Toe tourniquet syndrome. Western Journal of Medicine, 125(4), 335-336.

Toe tourniquet syndrome. / Mack, John; Takamoto, R. M.; Jones, F. R.; Zick, H. R.

In: Western Journal of Medicine, Vol. 125, No. 4, 01.12.1976, p. 335-336.

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Mack, J, Takamoto, RM, Jones, FR & Zick, HR 1976, 'Toe tourniquet syndrome', Western Journal of Medicine, vol. 125, no. 4, pp. 335-336.
Mack J, Takamoto RM, Jones FR, Zick HR. Toe tourniquet syndrome. Western Journal of Medicine. 1976 Dec 1;125(4):335-336.
Mack, John ; Takamoto, R. M. ; Jones, F. R. ; Zick, H. R. / Toe tourniquet syndrome. In: Western Journal of Medicine. 1976 ; Vol. 125, No. 4. pp. 335-336.
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