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Birth defects

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Crush Injury of Hands with Division of Muscle Tendons

  • Crush Injury of Hands with Division of Muscle Tendons
  • Crush Injury of Hands with Division of Muscle Tendons

Description of disability:

A crush injury is injury by an object that causes compression of the body. This form of injury is common following a natural disaster or after some form of trauma from a deliberate attack. Common concerns after an injury of this type are rhabdomyolysis and crush syndrome. Crush syndrome is a medical condition characterized by major shock and renal failure after a crushing injury to skeletal muscle. Crush injury is compression of extremities or other parts of the body that causes muscle swelling and/or neurological disturbances in the affected areas of the body, while crush syndrome is localized crush injury with systemic manifestations. Damage related to crush injuries include bleeding, bruising, compartment syndrome, (increased pressure in an arm or leg that causes serious muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and tissue damage), fracture, laceration(open wound), nerve injury, secondary infection, smashed fingers, wounds, etc.

Treatment: 

After the patient is stabilized medically, she is taken up for thorough debridement and checked for viability of the tissues, which are repaired using K-wires etc. Microsurgical techniques are used where there is neurovascular injury and continuity restored.

Post operative care: 

Rest, elevation and immobilization of the part, using an arm sling always when upright aids in good healing which takes about a month and a half.


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