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Use of a screwdriver in the emergency department
  1. D Geggie,
  2. T Sadhu
  1. Warrington General Hospital, Cheshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr David Geggie
 A&E Department, Warrington General Hospital, Lovely Lane, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 1QG, UK; david.geggie{at}

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A 23 year old male attended our department with a history of accidental injury to his left index finger. While attempting to attach a metal screw to a wall using a powered electric screw gun, the patient pierced his finger with a 3.5 cm screw. The point of entry was the extensor aspect of the distal third of the left index …

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