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Nail gun injury: a barbed problem.
  1. A P Armstrong,
  2. D M Davies
  1. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom.


    A case of nail gun injury is reported. Preoperative radiographs are essential to determine whether copper barbs project from the nail shaft before any attempt is made to remove the nail. Thorough exploration is required.

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