Vascular injuries of the upper extremity.

  title={Vascular injuries of the upper extremity.},
  author={Charles A Hunt and Jonathan Kingsley},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={93 5},
Vascular injuries of the upper extremity represent approximately 30% to 50% of all peripheral vascular injuries. The majority of injuries are to the brachial artery, and 90% of injuries are due to penetrating trauma. Return of function is often related to concomitant injury to peripheral nerves. However, timely restoration of blood flow is essential to optimize outcome. The diagnosis is made by physical examination and limited Doppler ultrasonography. Arteriography may be helpful if there are… CONTINUE READING
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