Chapter 45 – Orthopedic Damage Control

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Abstract The treatment goals of damage control surgery in orthopedics (DCO) include: Give priority to other more severe, life-threatening associated injuries. Improving vascular flow and subsequent tissue perfusion by reducing…

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Chapter 30 – Urological Trauma

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Abstract Both kidneys have similar muscular surroundings. Posteriorly, the diaphragm covers the upper third of each kidney. Medially, the lower two-thirds of the kidney lie against the psoas muscle, and…

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Chapter 38 – Upper Extremity Fasciotomies

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Abstract The arm is divided into two muscle compartments: The anterior compartment, which contains the biceps, the brachialis, and coracobrachialis, all innervated by the musculocutaneous nerve. The posterior compartment, which…

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Chapter 48 – Escharotomy in Burns

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Abstract Deep partial thickness and full thickness circumferential or near circumferential burns of the neck, chest, abdomen, or extremities can cause serious local or systemic complications and need surgical release…

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Chapter 46 – Skin Graft Technique

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Abstract Deep partial or full thickness skin wounds, with an underlying vascularized bed, may be closed by autologous skin grafting, especially if healing by contracture would lead to prolonged healing…

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