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Zentralbl Chir. 2009 Aug;134(4):292-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1224526. Epub 2009 Aug 17.

[Arterial injuries combined with open fractures--management and therapy].

[Article in German]

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Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus der TU Dresden, Klinik und Poliklinik für Viszeral-, Thorax- und Gefässchirurgie.


Vascular injuries are an uncommon finding. In times of peace vascular injuries occur in approximately 1-4 % during traffic accidents. Especially challenging is the treatment of open fractures combined with arterial lesions. These fractures are usually accompanied with severe soft tissue damage and injuries to neurological structures. The overall prognosis of these trauma patients is dependent on fast and sufficient diagnostics and therapy. In particular, for unstable patients time-consuming diagnostics can be dispensed and a primarily operative therapy should be targeted. Vascular reconstruction by direct suture is sometimes only possible with interposition and should be the primary goal. Interposition should be performed with autologous vein material because of the high risk of infection. Here we demonstrate on the basis of our patients the interdisciplinary -management of such trauma patients in our hospital.

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