Primary constricting band: A band tightened around an appendage causes swelling and pain (e.g., a hair knotted around a toddler's toe).
Secondary constricting band: Injury or disease ...
A constricting band with swollen tissue and skin of an appendage, most commonly involving a finger
Other locations include wrist, ankle, toe, umbilicus, earlobe, nipple, sep...
Particularly in regions of extremity trauma
Neurovascular compromise or injury requiring surgical repair
Concomitant infection or necrosis
Investigation of abuse and or neglect
Failure to completely examine the fingers, toes, and genitalia of the irritable infant
The hair causing a hair tourniquet may be obscured by edema and heaped up tissue and skin.
Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, Scarfone RJ. Fleisher and Ludwig's 5-minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011.
O’Gorman A, Ratnapalan S. Hair t...
959.5 Finger injury
959.7 Knee, leg, ankle, and foot injury
S60.448A External constriction of other finger, initial encounter
S60.449A External constriction of unspecified finger, initial ...
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