Titanium is becoming increasingly popular in the manufacture of jewellery. Titanium rings are notoriously difficult to remove in an emergency situation and there is speculation amongst the general public that amputation is sometimes necessary due to the indestructibility of this material. We present the case of removal of a titanium ring using a dental saw allowing the patient’s finger to be preserved.
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Published online: January 27, 2012
Accepted: December 23, 2011
Received: December 7, 2011
© 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.