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An after dinner speaker?
  1. C E Payne
  1. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pinderfields and Pontefract NHS Trust, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Miss C Payne, 98 Tamarin Gardens, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9GJ, UK; 


Mutilation of the hand and digits are commonly seen after attempts at home maintenance. Adults, adolescents, and children present to accident departments with sometimes dramatic injuries requiring immediate attention and referral to specialised units. In this case, finger entrapment in the electromagnet of a “club” sized speaker required specific management from the accident and plastic surgery departments and utilisation of the local fire brigade for quick digital release.

  • injury
  • electromagnet

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