Significance of assault injury of the hand : a case report
CITATION: Birnie, R. H. 1988. Significance of assault injury of the hand : a case report. South African Medical Journal, 74:183.
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A patient who developed septic arthritis of a metacarpophalangeal joint after penetration by a tooth in a fist fight is described. The importance of recognising such a lesion at the time of injury is stressed.