Soft tissue trauma

Kaushal Shah, Omar Bholat

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Soft tissue injuries are a very common presentation to the emergency department (ED) and encompass a wide array of traumatic injuries that need to be considered in the acute evaluation. They range from minor contusions and ligamentous injuries to an initially subtle compartment syndrome or dramatic open fractures and vascular injuries that immediately threaten the viability of the limb. The diagnosis can be particularly difficult when the trauma patient presents altered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrauma
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780511975769
ISBN (Print)9780521870573
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011


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