Management of Venomous Snakebite Injury to the Extremities

@article{Anz2010ManagementOV,
  title={Management of Venomous Snakebite Injury to the Extremities},
  author={Adam W Anz and M. Schweppe and Jason J. Halvorson and Brandon D. Bushnell and M. Sternberg and Andrew L. Koman},
  journal={American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={749–759}
}
Pit vipers (subfamily Crotalinae) are responsible for most venomous snakebites in the United States. The mixture of proteins with cytotoxic, proteolytic, and/or neurotoxic enzymes in snake venom varies by species. Treatment in the field consists of safe identification of the species of snake and rapid transport of the patient to the nearest health care facility. Swelling, bruising, and systemic symptoms are seen following snakebite. Most patients respond to elevation of the affected extremity… Expand
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