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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 46-47

Inadvertent fall of oxygen cylinder on foot: An uncommon injury during oxygen crisis in COVID-19 wave

Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu
Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani - 263 139, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/jssrp.jssrp_16_21

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Thirty two year old male presented to us with compliant of fall of an oxygen cylinder over his right great toe while transporting it. There were pain and swelling, for which he later contacted emergency room. Production and transport of oxygen were much-needed step that was palpable in the time of pandemic crisis. Amid the looming and potential oxygen crisis during COVID-19 pandemic, the need for self-sustained oxygen concentrator as safe, low-cost, and easily available solution was advocated for rural India.

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