Volkmann’s contracture in high-voltage electrical injury

Volkmann’s contracture in high-voltage electrical injury Burn injuries are a common form of trauma, it occurs in 1% of the population of Australasia each year. Of these injuries, the devastating effects of high-voltage electrical burns in deep-tissue injury causing compartment syndrome and subsequent Volkmann’s ischemic contracture are well documented. This report highlights the importance of early recognition of the severe electrical burn injury and its clinical consequences. Early identification through vigilant monitoring and diagnostic adjuncts, together with early intervention, whether conservative monitoring or operative management is of utmost importance in the prevention of ongoing complications and recovery from injury. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Volkmann’s contracture in high-voltage electrical injury

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-010-0508-3
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Abstract

Burn injuries are a common form of trauma, it occurs in 1% of the population of Australasia each year. Of these injuries, the devastating effects of high-voltage electrical burns in deep-tissue injury causing compartment syndrome and subsequent Volkmann’s ischemic contracture are well documented. This report highlights the importance of early recognition of the severe electrical burn injury and its clinical consequences. Early identification through vigilant monitoring and diagnostic adjuncts, together with early intervention, whether conservative monitoring or operative management is of utmost importance in the prevention of ongoing complications and recovery from injury.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2010

References

  • Biophysical injury mechanisms in electrical shock trauma
    Lee, RC; Zhang, D; Hannig, J
  • Electrical burn injuries in children
    Tomkins, KL; Holland, AJA
  • Comparing the methods of measuring compartment pressures in acute compartment syndrome
    Uliasz, A; Ishida, JT; Fleming, JK; Yamamoto, LG

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