Toe-tourniquet syndrome is a rare and commonly misdiagnosed condition caused by a hair or a fiber wrapped around digits (fingers and toes). A four months baby girl who was crying and presented with redness and swelling at her 2nd and 3rd toes of right foot. Child had red and swollen 2nd and 3rd toes of right foot with hair end protruding through wounds. Constricting hairs were cut and removed. Toetourniquet syndrome is a rare entity which is caused by hair wrapped around a toe or a digit. Diagnosis is mostly clinical. In order to prevent this condition to happen, education of parents and clinicians is a cornerstone.
Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
Rashid, R. H.,
Hashmi, P. M.
(2015). Toe-tourniquet syndrome: A rare potentially devastating entity. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 9(3), 55-57.
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