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wjps 2017, 6(2): 225-229 Back to browse issues page
Hand Injuries by the Killer Kite Manja and Their Management
Mohd Altaf Mir , Adil Mahmud Ali , Mohd Yaseen , Arshad Hafeez Khan
Department of Burns Plastic and reconstructive surgery
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Although hand injuries due to kite strings seem to be trivial, these injuries could be serious enough to lose the function of hand. This case series in the division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of our institution from August 2014 to January 2016 evaluated the clinic-etiological profile, severity and management of hand injuries due to kite strings assessed clinically and radiologically. Eleven patients reported kite related injuries during two years, and 5 presented during 17 months. Of 11 patients, 8 were male and 3 were female with a M:F ratio of 2.66:1. The majority of patients presented with the mean age of 19.9±4.27 years. Eight patients presented acutely to the emergency while 3 believed the injury to be trivial and had delayed presentation. Injuries in the right hand were 8 and 3 in the left hand. Seven patients had injuries in zone II of the hand while 4 presented with zone III injuries. Total number of injured digits was 14 (1.4±1.11), total number of injured tendons was 26 (2.36±2.18), only one patient had nerve injury (mean=0.09), and no patient had any major vessel injury. So strict attention to safety measures and parental/guardian supervision while flying kites can avoid many preventable injuries to life and limb and also let the sport be an enjoyable and safe.

Keywords: Kite string, Hand injury, Tendon: Nerve, Digit
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/5 | Accepted: 2016/12/19 | Published: 2016/12/19
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Mir M A, Ali A M, Yaseen M, Khan A H. Hand Injuries by the Killer Kite Manja and Their Management . wjps. 2017; 6 (2) :225-229
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