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Exploration But Foreign Body Not Found? Here's What to do

Question: Our FP recently saw a patient who came in complaining of some discomfort in his finger. The patient said that he was working with wood and felt that a splinter of wood had entered the finger. Our FP explored the wound after making a small incision under local anesthesia but he was not able to find anything. The patient [...]