Late recognized vascular injury after high-energy fracture of the proximal tibia: a pitfall to know in current practice

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Title
Late recognized vascular injury after high-energy fracture of the proximal tibia: a pitfall to know in current practice
Journal
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Author(s)
Zermatten P., Haller C., Chevalley F.
ISSN
1863-9933
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
34
Number
1
Pages
91-94
Language
english
Abstract
Failure to recognize associated soft-tissue injuries after high-energy proximal tibia fractures is not uncommon. Despite the progress in managing these complex injuries, a prompt diagnosis of associated arterial injuries still remains difficult. A high index of suspicion for arterial damages is nevertheless mandatory in these severe fractures. Treatment protocols have been developed to reduce the previously reported high rates of amputation and permit an optimal management of soft-tissue and an acceptable functional outcome. We report here a well-documented case of a severely displaced proximal tibia fracture that illustrates the problem of diagnosing and managing the associated vascular injuries.
Keywords
Proximal tibia fracture, Vascular injuries, Management
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Yes
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03/03/2008 11:37
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01/10/2019 7:17
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