3.3 of 22 Ratings
A 22-year-old college student presents with significant finger pain after coming into contact with liquid nitrogen in his chemistry lab. A clinical photo of the affected finger in shown in Figure A. What is the most appropriate next step in treatment?
Blister debridement and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Drainage of the blister with the overlying skin left intact
Full thickness blister and skin debridement with local flap coverage
MRI scan of the digit to assess degree of soft tissue damage
Wet to dry twice-daily dressing changes to the digit
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