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Case Report

Vol. 13 No. 1 (2010)

14,000 Volt Electrical Injury to Bilateral Upper Extremities: A Case Report

  • J Lee
  • H Sinno
  • A Perkins
  • Y Tahiri
  • M Luc
August 11, 2020


Electrical burns are among the most devastating of burn injuries. High  voltage electrical injuries result in extensive deep tissue damage and are associ- ated with multiple complications, long term morbidity, and a high mortality rate. we  describe the case of a 47 year-old electric company linesman who suffered a high voltage electrical injury (HVEI) of 14,000 volts to bilateral hands and wrists managed by the division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Mcgill University Health Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His management included multiple operative  procedures, including escharotomies, fasciotomies, serial debridements, and bilat- eral pedicle groin faps, and amputation of his left hand.


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