Blast injuries may be classified as follows, with higher numbers indicating a more severe injury and greater likelihood of early complications and poor end result, regardless of treatment.
|Blast Injuries of the Hand|
|I||Distal Phalanx or Soft Tissue Only|
|II||Flexor Tendon Zone II Fracture or Web Space Laceration|
|III||Zone II Amp / Degloved / Devascularized or Tendon Injury|
|IV||Carpal or Metacarpal Fracture / Dislocation / Amputation|
Blast Injury Classification: Chang, B, Falco, N, Kasabian, A, Grossman, J. Firecracker injuries of the hand. (poster) AAHS, 1/95.
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