Arterial injury in the lower limb from blunt trauma.

  title={Arterial injury in the lower limb from blunt trauma.},
  author={Irwin B Faris and Spero Raptis and Robert A Fitridge},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  volume={67 1},
BACKGROUND The present study was performed to identify the factors associated with amputation in patients with blunt injuries to the lower limb associated with arterial injury. The ability of a scoring system to predict the outcome was tested. METHODS There were 122 lower limb arterial injuries in 119 patients treated at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the years 1962-1994. Prognostic factors considered were the site of the injury, the severity of the soft-tissue injury and shock, the presence… CONTINUE READING


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