Fasciotomy in vascular trauma: is it too much, too often?

  title={Fasciotomy in vascular trauma: is it too much, too often?},
  author={Cathryn K. Field and J Senkowsky and Larry H. Hollier and Peter Kvamme and R. M. Saroyan and Janet C. Rice and Daniel S. Rush and Morris D. Kerstein},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={60 6},
Fasciotomy has been used as a prophylactic measure against development of compartment syndrome and as a treatment modality when the syndrome has developed in patients suffering vascular trauma. The hospital records of 36 patients who underwent surgical repair of their traumatic vascular injuries were reviewed. All 36 patients had at least one indication for fasciotomy at the time of repair; i.e., ischemic time of more than 6 hours or combined arterial and venous injury. Prophylactic… CONTINUE READING


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