Case Report: PDF OnlyEmbedded Ring Injury of the Middle Finger in an Amphetamine AbuserZeng, Bo-Weia; Guo, Yi-Jieb; Huang, Cheng-China, * Author Information aDepartment of Emergency Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Zhongxing Branch, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. bDepartment of Orthopedics, Taipei City Hospital, Zhongxing Branch, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. *Correspondence to: Dr. Cheng-Chin Huang, Department of Emergency Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, 2, Yuh-Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan, R.O.C. E-mail: [email protected] Received: January 20, 2005; • Accepted: September 27, 2005. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: February 2006 - Volume 69 - Issue 2 - p 95-97 doi: 10.1016/S1726-4901(09)70122-4 Metrics Abstract Embedded finger-ring injury is not usually encountered in clinical practice, and most patients present with psychiatric or physical/mental impairment. We report herein an 18-year-old male amphetamine abuser who presented to our emergency department (ED) for embedded finger-ring injury over his left middle finger. The embedded ring was removed in the ED under heavy sedation, and the wound healed uneventfully over 2 weeks. Thereafter, the young man received psychiatric treatment. Embedded finger-ring injury has never been reported in a drug abuser before. © 2006 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.