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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 367-368

Bone scan in evaluation of bone viability in severe frostbite of the hand


Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

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Ishan Garg
Department of Radiology, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.IJNM_53_17

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A 39-year-old male presented to the emergency department (ED) with frostbite to the fingers of both hands. In the ED, he received warm baths, acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel, and heparin. A three-phase bone scintigraphy with technetium-99m-methylene diphosphonate revealed absent radiotracer uptake in distal phalanges of both hands. The patient received acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel and wound care for the next 5 days and made an excellent recovery with satisfactory wound healing in both hands. Early rapid rewarming and reperfusion can improve the prognosis significantly and therefore bone scan done within first 1–2 days may give spurious results.


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