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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Amputations

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emDocs - March 8, 2017 - Authors: Kanter C and Repanshek Z
 Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B
"Review of the Pearls
  1. ED management is the same for ALL types of traumatic amputation => ALL patients are candidates for reimplantation until a surgeon says otherwise!
  2. ISCHEMIA TIME predicts success for reimplantation!
  3. Don’t forget ATLS => look for other injuries that may kill the patient first!
  4. Life over limb!
  5. Traumatic amputation is a surgical emergency! Get the patient to a surgeon ASAP!"