CC BY 4.0 · Surg J (N Y) 2021; 07(04): e297-e300
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1735902
Case Report

Grinder Injury of the Hand: A Rare but Devastating Occupational Hazard

1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
,
Rajinder K. Mittal
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
,
Ramneesh Garg
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
,
Sheerin Shah
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
,
Amandeep Kaur
1  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
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Abstract

Food handlers and workers are exposed to several occupational hazards not frequented by the general population. Grinder injuries of the hand present a devastating consequence of industrial food processing that is infrequently described. Herein, we describe two cases that presented to our department with meat grinder injuries of the hand.



Publication History

Received: 28 April 2021

Accepted: 29 July 2021

Publication Date:
22 October 2021 (online)

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