20. Penetrating Trauma to the Extremities and Vascular Injuries

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch20

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Penetrating Trauma to the Extremities and Vascular Injuries, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • extremities and penetrating trauma, and vascular injuries;
  • injuries of the extremities, leading cause of vascular injuries;
  • “Hard signs” of vascular injury, and reliability in ruling of arterial injury;
  • penetrating injuries of extremities, major artery/vein damage;
  • endovascular procedures, increasing iatrogenic vascular injuries;
  • extremity vascular injuries, and trauma care;
  • arterial injury hard signs, after penetrating trauma;
  • API for arterial pressure comparison in acute/chronic vascular;
  • diagnostic characteristics of physical exam, and MDCT;
  • management algorithm, for vascular injury from extremity trauma

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comments

  • References