Outcome and utility of scoring systems in the management of the mangled extremity.

@article{Durham1996OutcomeAU,
  title={Outcome and utility of scoring systems in the management of the mangled extremity.},
  author={Rodney M. Durham and Bhargav M Mistry and John E. Mazuski and Marc Shapiro and Dina Jacobs},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={172 5},
  pages={569-73; discussion 573-4}
}
BACKGROUND The role of scoring systems as predictors of amputation and functional outcome in severe blunt extremity trauma was examined. METHODS All severe extremity injuries treated over a 10-year period were scored retrospectively using four scoring systems: Mangled Extremity Syndrome Index (MESI), Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS), Predictive Salvage Index (PSI), and Limb Salvage Index (LSI). RESULTS Twenty-three upper (UE) and 51 lower extremity (LE) injuries were evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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