Research Article

High pressure paint gun injuries.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6098.1333 (Published 19 November 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:1333
  1. C M Booth

    Abstract

    Despite their use for the past 20 years the dangers of injuries from high pressure paint guns are not widely known. Two cases treated incorrectly through ignorance in our casualty department resulted in amputation of digits. Paint solvents are far moe damaging than paint of grease injection. All cases should be treated urgently by an experienced surgeon as fairly extensive surgery may be needed.