Common characteristics of functional and adverse outcomes in acute lower-extremity trauma reconstruction

Common characteristics of functional and adverse outcomes in acute lower-extremity trauma... Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:235–244 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1268-5 ORIGINAL PAPER Common characteristics of functional and adverse outcomes in acute lower-extremity trauma reconstruction 1 2 3 4 4 Iris A. Seitz & Justine C. Lee & Suela Sulo & Varun Shah & Manoj Shah & 5 6 Matthew L. Jimenez & Loren S. Schechter Received: 8 September 2016 /Accepted: 20 December 2016 /Published online: 14 January 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract inclusion criteria. Severity of injury was a common determinant Background Injury to the lower extremity is one of the most of outcome. On long-term follow-up, the majority of patients common traumatic injuries encountered in both combat and ci- were ambulatory (n = 50), albeit frequently with some deficit in vilian situations. Improvements in sterile technique, the use of range of motion or gait disturbance. When modifiable charac- antibiotics, bony fixation, and microvascular reconstruction have teristics were evaluated, an increased length of time to soft- shifted the management paradigm from predominantly amputa- tissue coverage was associated with both an increased incidence tion to limb salvage. We reviewed acute lower-extremity recon- of venous thromboembolism and range-of-motion deficit. struction in a single suburban trauma center and identified com- Conclusions Delayed definitive http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Common characteristics of functional and adverse outcomes in acute lower-extremity trauma reconstruction

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/common-characteristics-of-functional-and-adverse-outcomes-in-acute-yzcnYxjM3b
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-016-1268-5
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:235–244 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1268-5 ORIGINAL PAPER Common characteristics of functional and adverse outcomes in acute lower-extremity trauma reconstruction 1 2 3 4 4 Iris A. Seitz & Justine C. Lee & Suela Sulo & Varun Shah & Manoj Shah & 5 6 Matthew L. Jimenez & Loren S. Schechter Received: 8 September 2016 /Accepted: 20 December 2016 /Published online: 14 January 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract inclusion criteria. Severity of injury was a common determinant Background Injury to the lower extremity is one of the most of outcome. On long-term follow-up, the majority of patients common traumatic injuries encountered in both combat and ci- were ambulatory (n = 50), albeit frequently with some deficit in vilian situations. Improvements in sterile technique, the use of range of motion or gait disturbance. When modifiable charac- antibiotics, bony fixation, and microvascular reconstruction have teristics were evaluated, an increased length of time to soft- shifted the management paradigm from predominantly amputa- tissue coverage was associated with both an increased incidence tion to limb salvage. We reviewed acute lower-extremity recon- of venous thromboembolism and range-of-motion deficit. struction in a single suburban trauma center and identified com- Conclusions Delayed definitive

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 14, 2017

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off