"Bitten on the hand? Skipping treatment is risky, researchers warn": article published in JAAOS by Drs. Kennedy, Stoll and Lauder featured in Health and Safety Magazine

Stephen Kennedy, MD
Stephen Kennedy, MD
Laura Stoll, MD
Laura Stoll, MD
Alex Lauder, MD
Alex Lauder, MD

Bitten on the hand? Skipping treatment is risky, researchers warn
Health+Safety Magazine, January 14, 2015

"Promptly treating human or animal bites to the hand can help prevent serious infections, stress the authors of a new literature review from the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington.

Bites from animals or humans – both of which contain a broad range of bacteria in their saliva – can lead to infection, permanent disability or even amputation, according to a press release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which published the study."

Read the rest of the news article here: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/11695-bitten-on-the-hand...

The original research paper published in the January issue of the Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Human and Other Mammalian Bite Injuries of the Hand: Evaluation and Management
Stephen A. Kennedy, MD, Laura E. Stoll, MD and Alexander S. Lauder, MD

J Am Acad Orthop Surg January 2015 ; 23:47-57.; doi:10.5435/JAAOS-23-01-47

Thu, 01/15/2015