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Removing a Titanium wedding ring
  1. Andrej Salibi1,
  2. Andrew N Morritt2
  1. 1Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2The Department of Plastic Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Andrej Salibi, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, S5 7AU, UK; asalibi{at}

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Dear Editor,

Titanium rings are becoming popular because of their strength, durability, low weight and hypoallergenicity.1 Ring constriction is a relatively common presentation, which can result in necrosis of the affected digit if not relieved. Rings made of gold or silver are easily removed with basic ring cutters; in contrast, titanium rings require specialist cutting equipment such as dental saws, drills or diamond tipped saws.2 …

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.