Removal of 6 months old 9 cm long wooden foreign body from forearm of 40 year old male: a case report


  • Sanjay G. Vaghani Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dhiraj Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat
  • Mansi J. Juneja Department of General Surgery, Dhiraj Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat
  • Priyank K. Katwala Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dhiraj Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat



Wooden foreign body, Right forearm, Post trauma


Injuries to hand are common at work. Most of them are noticeable and can be managed. Complete foreign body removal depends on location and mechanism of injury. There are few reports of accidental injury by foreign body followed by delayed retrival of foreign body. We report this case of delayed removal of foreign body after 6 months hoping to expand the literature and to provide insight to prevent septic complications by early prompt detection and removal of foreign bodies.

Author Biography

Priyank K. Katwala, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dhiraj Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat

Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery,

Sumandeep Vidyapeeth and Dhiraj hospital,

Pipadiya, Waghodia, Vadodara.


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