Early fasciotomy in patients with extremity vascular injury is associated with decreased risk of adverse limb outcomes: a review of the National Trauma Data Bank.

@article{Farber2012EarlyFI,
  title={Early fasciotomy in patients with extremity vascular injury is associated with decreased risk of adverse limb outcomes: a review of the National Trauma Data Bank.},
  author={Alik M Farber and T. Tan and Naomi M. Hamburg and Jeffrey A. Kalish and Fernando L Joglar and Timna Onigman and Denis Rybin and Gheorghe D Doros and Robert T. Eberhardt},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={1486-91}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Lower extremity (LE) arterial trauma and its treatment may lead to extremity compartment syndrome (ECS). In that setting, the decision to perform fasciotomies is multifactoral and is not well delineated. We evaluated the outcomes of patients with surgically treated LE arterial injury who underwent early or delayed fasciotomies. METHODS The National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) was retrospectively reviewed for patients who had LE arterial trauma and underwent both open… CONTINUE READING

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