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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 15(3); 2004 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2004;15(3): 193-196.
Case Report of a Crushing Injury of Hand by Telemedicine
Seok Ju Cho, Seok Joo Bae, Yun Jin Kim, Young Joo Kim, Suk Ran Yeom, Sangyeoup Lee, Sang Han Choi, Hong Gi Min
1Pusan National University Hospital, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Pusan, Korea. joo-dr@hanmail.net
2Pusan National University Hospital, College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pusan, Korea.
31339 Pusan Emergency Information Medical center, Pusan, Korea.
Crushing injury is a common in work place and require early judgment and assessment. However during shipping, it is impossible that patient is rapidly taken care in hospital. But in this case, crushed handed patient during shipping was early assessment and sutured by telemedicine. A healthy 28-year-old man had crushed hand during working. But this patient was on the sea, so could not use medical facilities. Using e-mailing and telephone by satellite, report-ed to the doctor that patient status. In order to doctor 's pre-scription, patient hand was sutured and prescribed medicines. So patient preserved good hand function and rapidly recovered. In the future, telemedicine will be useful and economic medical field in isolated areas to medical facilities or shipping.
Key words: Telemedicine, Injury, Hand
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