Vascular injury associated with extremity trauma.

  title={Vascular injury associated with extremity trauma.},
  author={Dennis F. Bandyk},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Limb salvage in patients with combined orthopaedic and vascular injuries is highly dependent on the severity of injury and the expeditious diagnosis and treatment of vascular trauma. Diagnostic arteriography should be used selectively to identify an occult injury in patients with an abnormal physical examination or to establish the anatomy and precise location of injury. Measurement of limb pressures using a Doppler device and use of duplex ultrasonography are valuable adjuncts in the rapid… CONTINUE READING