When Patients Present With Hair Slivers In The Foot
Given that hair slivers can lead to infected wounds, pain and chronic drainage, these authors present case studies of several patients who presented with hair slivers in the foot.
Material such as glass, plastic, metal objects and wood comprise 90 percent of all foreign bodies that can enter into the foot. However, there are many other objects that the podiatrist should be concerned with as well. One foreign body in particular that is unusual but seems to occur more frequently in our practice than one would imagine is the hair sliver.
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