Management of the mangled extremity

@inproceedings{Prasarn2012ManagementOT,
  title={Management of the mangled extremity},
  author={Mark L. Prasarn and David L Helfet and Peter Kloen},
  booktitle={Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction},
  year={2012}
}
The management of a mangled extremity continues to be a matter of debate. With modern advances in trauma resuscitation, microvascular tissue transfer, and fracture fixation, severe traumatic extremity injuries that would historically have been amputated are often salvaged. Even if preserving a mangled limb is a technical possibility, the question is often raised whether the end result will also be functional and what treatment would lead to the best patient outcome. The road to salvage is often… CONTINUE READING

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