Management of the compromised lower extremity.

  • Patrick J O'Brien
  • Published 1995 in
    Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…


Musculoskeletal injury associated with vascular compromise is a limb-threatening situation. When these injuries are associated with open fractures, the risk of limb loss is increased. In the case of an open fracture of the tibia associated with vascular compromise distal to the popliteal artery trifurcation, limb salvage is rarely indicated. Attempts at… (More)


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