Hay Baler Injuries Requiring Forequarter Amputation

  • Hardin, Creighton A.


Two cases of hay baler injury requiring forequarter amputation are presented.

  • Berger's anterior approach of forequarter amputation was used, allowing rapid removal of all devitalized tissue and control of hemorrhage.
  • The operative wound should be left open after adequate debridement for drainage. When the granulating tissue is clean, split-thickness skin coverage should be done.

No phantom limb pain was seen in either of these cases.


JOURNAL: J Trauma. 1967; 7(1): 164-168.

Note: Journal of Trauma.

NLOM ID#: 67091186

Publication #: 67091186

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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