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Iatrogenic Burn Caused by an Operating Microscope: Case Report

  • Imran K. Choudhry
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author: Imran K. Choudhry, MD, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Cincinnati, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0212
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    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Department of Orthopaedics, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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  • James Kyriakedes
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    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Department of Orthopaedics, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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  • Mohab B. Foad
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    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Department of Orthopaedics, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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Published:January 21, 2013DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.11.027
      We present a patient who experienced a burn from an operating microscope during surgery for a brachial plexus birth palsy, a literature review, and recommendations on how to avoid such injuries.

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