Fighting tooth and nail
When a 19-year-old UK man presented to the ED with a painful, swollen hand, doctors were surprised to find an entire tooth embedded underneath his skin.
The man claimed to have been hitting a punching bag at home when his brother accidentally got in the way and was inadvertently struck in the mouth.
However, the angle at which the tooth had lodged itself was more suggestive of an uppercut punch rather than a playful jab, his plastic surgeon wrote in BMJ Case Reports.
"Fight-bite injuries, as their title suggests, are usually sustained