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Figure Legend: Complications of foreign bodies.  (1,2,3) A close range shotgun blast of the palm, treated with local wound care, resulted in median neuropathy and finger stiffness. At exploration for reconstruction a year later, the entire plastic shotgun casing was found embedded in the proximal carpal tunnel.  (4) Wood impaling the index finger ulnar digital nerve one month following injury.  (5) Wood splinters lodged in the flexor tendon sheath.  (6) Intraoperative fluoroscopy is essential for removal of radiopaque foreign bodies. The small piece of shrapnel lodged within the finger flexor tendon moved over a one inch excursion with finger motion.
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