Evaluation of a two rubber band technique for finger ring removal

Kingston, D., Bopf, D., Dhanjee, U. and McLean, A. (2016) Evaluation of a two rubber band technique for finger ring removal. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 98 5: 300-302. doi:10.1308/rcsann.2016.0119


Author Kingston, D.
Bopf, D.
Dhanjee, U.
McLean, A.
Title Evaluation of a two rubber band technique for finger ring removal
Journal name Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0035-8843
1478-7083
Publication date 2016-05-29
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1308/rcsann.2016.0119
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 98
Issue 5
Start page 300
End page 302
Total pages 3
Place of publication Colchester, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal College of Surgeons of England
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction: Rings are required to be removed from a finger in many clinical situations. Rings that are difficult to remove is a problem encountered frequently. Many techniques have been reported for this problem. This study looks at the effectiveness of a single technique for removing difficult rings from fingers.

Methods: A two rubber band technique was used in this study of 69 difficult to remove rings. Success of the technique and time to removal were recorded.

Results: Difficult rings were removed in 92.5% of cases, in a mean time of 10.7 seconds. No fingers or rings suffered damage during the study.

Conclusions: This two rubber band technique is a rapid, safe and effective method for removing rings that cannot be removed easily.
Keyword Finger
Injury
Removal
Ring
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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