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“A case of spanner in the works, removed from a finger, using a dental bur”—an “image” to be submitted to the Emergency Medical Journal
  1. J S Chatterjee,
  2. P G Russell
  1. Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland, UK;

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    Removal of circumferential objects from the digits is frequently undertaken to prevent or manage tourniquet effect. We report a case of a ring spanner, defiant to remove by traditional methods, removed using a dental bur.

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