Puncture wounds are penetrating injuries caused by a pointed object. Puncture wounds with or without a retained foreign body are a common presentation to the ED. Plantar puncture wounds account for the majority of these injuries. Nails are the most frequently seen objects in puncture wounds, but other items such as needles, glass, wood, plastic, and metal are common causes as well.
In an emDOCs article published on October 19th, 2020, Dr. Linda Katirji (Assistant Program Director) and Dr. Gurpreet Kaur (PGY-2) discuss the evaluation and management of puncture wounds in the ED.
Click here to read the article in its entirety: http://www.emdocs.net/puncture-wounds-ed-presentations-evaluation-and-management/