WHO Guidelines for essential trauma care

  The Guidelines for essential trauma care seek to set achievable standards for trauma treatment services which could realistically be made available to almost every injured person in the world. They then seek to define the resources that would be necessary to assure such care. These include human resources (staffing and training) and physical resources (infrastructure, equipment, […]

Compartment Syndrome

Acute compartment syndrome: Remains a clinical diagnosis Occurs most often from fractures, especially tibial diaphyseal fractures, though can also occur secondary to a variety of soft tissue injuries Evaluation can be supplemented by compartment pressures; perfusion pressure < 30 mmHg has better diagnostic accuracy than absolute intra-compartment pressure.  

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a life and limb threatening emergency that requires early recognition, prompt diagnosis and immediate management with fasciotomy While clinical evaluation is flawed, pain out of proportion to injury and pain with passive stretch of muscles within the compartment are the best screening tools. Do not wait for the development of pallor, absence […]

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