• Consider entire patient in salvage, amputation decisions

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Upper extremity injuries are one of the most common presented in the ED, accounting for 20% to 40% of injuries, according to a report published by Kevin C. Chung, MD, and his colleagues.
    However, Mark A. Mighell, MD, associate professor at University of South Florida and instructor of surgery for the military, noted most patients admitted to the hospital for severe upper extremity trauma also present with multiple other injuries. He said their treatment calls for a multidisciplinary approach that involves trauma, orthopedic, vascular and plastic surgeons.
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