Frostbite, Injury, and Trauma in the Extremities

Frostbite, Injury, and Trauma in the Extremities Curr Trauma Rep (2017) 3:228–237 DOI 10.1007/s40719-017-0098-7 VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY (O ZURKIYA, SECTION EDITOR) 1 1 2 Elias Salloum & Sidhartha Tavri & T. Gregory Walker Published online: 10 June 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract agement, in combination with intra-vascular catheter-di- Purpose of Review The objective of the study is to review the rected thrombolytic regimens, can restore blood flow to current methods of evaluating and managing both frostbite poorly or non-perfused digits, thereby ultimately reducing injury and non-thermal extremity vascular trauma, with an the risk of delayed amputation. Non-thermal trauma to the emphasis on endovascular techniques. extremities can result in a variety of vascular injuries. Recent Findings The traditional management of frostbite Interventional radiology plays a key role in diagnosis and has a well-established role for the rapid rewarming of an expanding role using transcatheter therapies in order to injured tissues. This literature review highlights the evo- provide efficacious and optimal management of patients lution of the various management techniques with a spe- with vascular injury. cific focus on the more recent role of intra-vascular cath- eter-directed thrombolytic therapy. Non-thermal extremity . . . trauma with resulting vascular injury requires prompt di- Keywords Frostbite tPA thrombolysis Current Trauma Reports Springer Journals

Frostbite, Injury, and Trauma in the Extremities

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