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Total deglovement of the fourth digit due to ring avulsion injury
  1. Willem-Maarten Bosman,
  2. Frederik J Prakken,
  3. Ewan D Ritchie
  1. Department of Surgery, Rijnland Ziekenhuis, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ewan Ritchie; e.ritchie{at}

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A 59-year-old man presented to the emergency department after injuring the fourth digit of his right hand in an attempt to pick up a key on the other side of a steel rod fence. While leaning over the fence, he lost his balance, leading to a fall while his wedding ring got stuck on one of the rods of the fence. The ring subsequently degloved the skin and subcutis from the finger.

Physical examination showed a …

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