[PDF] British Orthopaedic Association Standards for Trauma (BOAST) 6 : management of arterial injuries associated with fractures and dislocations

Source:
British Orthopaedic Association - BOA
Publisher:
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Publication date:
01 February 2014

Abstract

Arterial injuries to the extremities are rare and present a diagnostic and management challenge if limb salvage is to be successful. In civilian practice, fast and accurate diagnosis is of paramount importance. There should be immediate referral to a surgeon with the skills to perform vascular repair. A low threshold for early surgical intervention is important for successful salvage. The responsibility for managing these cases lies jointly with the orthopaedic surgeon and the team managing the vascular injury.