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Hand surgeons scarce for emergency surgery

by | May. 2, 2012, 7:54 AM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter »

Wrist, hand and finger trauma are the most common injuries presenting to emergency departments nationwide, yet only 7 percent of Tennessee hospitals have a hand specialist on call 24/7 to treat these patients, according to a Vanderbilt study published online today in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.

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