Puncture wounds of the foot. Evaluation and treatment.

Academic Article


  • Puncture wounds of the foot are a common injury, often occurring in the warmer months. Various objects have been described as the penetrating source in these wounds; however, nails and glass are the most common cause of pedal puncture wounds. All puncture wounds should be evaluated thoroughly and treated aggressively to reduce the risk of complications. Viewing this injury lightly may cause complications, and is often a source of litigation. A systematic approach to the evaluation and treatment of puncture wounds limits complications and results in a satisfactory outcome for the patient and physician.
  • Keywords

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents, Diabetes Complications, Foot Injuries, Humans, Minor Surgical Procedures, Pseudomonas Infections, Tetanus, Wounds, Penetrating
  • Author List

  • Haverstock BD; Grossman JP
  • Start Page

  • 583
  • End Page

  • 596
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 4