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Bilateral upper limb amputations in victims of high tension electrical injuries: Three case studies

Cajetan Nwadinigwe, Obidiche S. Olewe

African Journal of Disability; Vol 4, No 1 (2015), 3 pages. doi: 10.4102/ajod.v4i1.117

Submitted: 20 February 2014
Published:  27 August 2015

Abstract

Bilateral upper limb amputations result in severe disability. High voltage electrical injury is a rare cause of such an outcome and injuries often occur as occupational hazards. We present three case reports of accidental high voltage injuries that occurred in a non-occupational setting. Victims were all initially managed at other centres before referral to our hospital and all subsequently had bilateral upper limb amputations. The high cost of treatment, importance of prevention, and need for rehabilitation are highlighted.

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Cajetan Nwadinigwe, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
Obidiche S. Olewe, Department of Orthopaedics, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria

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