A contemporary analysis of the management of the mangled lower extremity

@article{Mestral2013ACA,
  title={A contemporary analysis of the management of the mangled lower extremity},
  author={C. de Mestral and Sunjay Sharma and B. Haas and David Gomez and A. Nathens},
  journal={Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={74},
  pages={597–603}
}
BACKGROUND The management of a mangled lower extremity is complex and requires consideration of a patient’s injury pattern, medical history, social context, and preference. The Lower Extremity Assessment Project provides the highest level of evidence guiding management; however, the Lower Extremity Assessment Project cohort was recruited 15 years ago and was restricted to Level I trauma centers. Furthermore, as our ability to salvage limbs has improved, the decision to amputate in the early… Expand
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