Outcome of vascular repair in lower limb fractures with vascular injury

Dr. Ramachandra N Badami, Dr. M Shantharam Shetty, Dr. M Ajith Kumar, Dr. Ashok Shetty, Dr. Lathika Shetty
2017 International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences  
Lower limb fractures with an associated vascular injury are a challenging management problem for the orthopedic and vascular surgeon. The effect of an associated vascular injury on fracture healing has not been enlightened much. Functional outcome following lower extremity vascular injury when assessed through limb salvage rates underestimates the of functional disability of the survived limb. Methods: We studied 36 patients with fracture/dislocation of the long bones of lower limb with vascular injury, where in the limb was salvaged
doi:10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i2g.68 fatcat:y2mtuxa5jjfy3p2vbauiajrpzu