Grease-gun injuries are an undesirable side effect of our modern machine age. Since methods of high-pressure lubrication are used in automobile, airplane, and missile industries, more such injuries can be expected. The seriousness of these injuries should be recognized so that prompt and adequate treatment can reduce the resulting disability.
Grease-gun injuries of the hand are best treated by immediate surgical removal of as much of the grease as possible. This will prevent ischemic gangrene and reduce fibrosis and scarring.
Copyright 1961 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated