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A Different Cause of Trauma: Injury by a Mole Gun

Author(s): Süha TÜRKMEN | Aydın AKTAŞ | Yunus KARACA | Süleyman TÜREDİ | Abdülkadir GÜNDÜZ

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 76;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Hand injury | mole gun | injury.

Although injuries caused by the home-made weapons such as mole guns, which are intended to fight off moles, are rare in Turkey they do still happen. They generally involve minor accidents and cause simple injuries to the hand. In this case we present a patient who involves a trauma to the left hand with fragmental fracture of the first metacarpal caused while checking whether a mole gun had fired or not. This injury is an example of an accident related to primitive, home-made weapons, used particularly in rural areas.
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