Removing Fishhook From Finger
December 01, 2005
A 3-year-old boy was at home with his cousin who was preparing for a fishing trip when a fishhook accidentally became lodged in the distal part of the child's right middle finger. There was mild erythema and swelling, with tenderness on palpation. No bleeding or discharge was noted. The patient had full range of motion, with normal sensation and capillary refill. Remaining examination findings were unremarkable. Radiographic views of the affected area confirmed the absence of bony infiltration.