Management of vascular injuries in the lower extremities.

  title={Management of vascular injuries in the lower extremities.},
  author={David V. Feliciano and K Herskowitz and R B O'Gorman and P A Cruse and Mary L. Brandt and Jon M. Burch and Kenneth L. Mattox},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={28 3},
From 1981 through 1985, 220 consecutive patients with presumed vascular injuries in the lower extremities underwent operation at the Ben Taub General Hospital. More than 81% of injuries were due to penetrating wounds, and blunt and iatrogenic injuries accounted for the remainder. A preoperative emergency center arteriogram was performed in 63.2% of patients, and physical examination alone prompted operation in 36.8%. Eight patients underwent immediate amputation; the remaining 212 patients were… CONTINUE READING
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