Shank vessel injuries

Vincent L. Rowe, Ali Salim, John Lipham, Juan A. Asensio

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The management of lower extremity vascular injuries has undergone dramatic changes over the last century. With the optimal management of femoral and popliteal injuries established, controversy still exists with respect to management of vascular injuries below the popliteal fossa, in the shank arterial vessels. These injuries are uncommon, often limb threatening, and usually require complex management decisions. Incidence of shank vessel injuries, imaging studies required for accurate and expedient diagnosis, determinants influencing the decision for repair or amputation, and details of techniques in surgical intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-104
Number of pages14
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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