Vascular Injury in Orthopedic Trauma.

@article{Mavrogenis2016VascularII,
  title={Vascular Injury in Orthopedic Trauma.},
  author={Andreas F Mavrogenis and George Panagopoulos and Zinon T. Kokkalis and Panayiotis Koulouvaris and Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos and Vasilios G Igoumenou and George K Mantas and Konstantinos G. Moulakakis and Giorgos S. Sfyroeras and Andreas Lazaris and Panayotis N. Soucacos},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2016},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={249-59}
}
Vascular injury in orthopedic trauma is challenging. The risk to life and limb can be high, and clinical signs initially can be subtle. Recognition and management should be a critical skill for every orthopedic surgeon. There are 5 types of vascular injury: intimal injury (flaps, disruptions, or subintimal/intramural hematomas), complete wall defects with pseudoaneurysms or hemorrhage, complete transections with hemorrhage or occlusion, arteriovenous fistulas, and spasm. Intimal defects and… CONTINUE READING
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