Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. This is an open-access article whereby the authors retain copyright of the work. The article is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Background: The nail gun is a commonly utilized tool in carpentry and construction. When used properly with appropriate safety precautions, it can facilitate production and boost efficiency; however, this powerful tool also has the potential to cause serious injury.
Metrics details. An estimated individuals are seen annually in US emergency departments for nail gun-related injuries. Approximately 45 cases have been reported in the literature concerning nail gun injuries penetrating the cranium. These cases pose a challenge for the neurosurgeon because of the uniqueness of each case, the dynamics of high pressure nail gun injuries, and the surgical planning to remove the foreign body without further vascular injury or uncontrolled intracranial hemorrhage. Here we present four cases of penetrating nail gun injuries with variable presentations.
Since the development of the nail gun in the s, various reports cite injuries to the head, chest, abdomen, and extremities. Few of these reports mention any nail gun injuries to the knee joint. A total of 33 patients with penetrating injuries to the knee was identified. Of these, 13 had penetrating wounds caused by power nail guns or staplers. The average age was 25 years range,
Mr Ivor Plank attended the Emergency Department on the weekend having developed a painfully strong bond with an expensive piece of skirting board…. Nail gun-related injuries are a serious occupational risk with potentially lethal outcomes. Nail guns were introduced in both industry and the general public back in Nail guns have also been describe as cartridge compression guns, or powered-actuated tools, and are used to fire nails into wood, steel, and masonry.