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[Saving the extremity by massive transfusion in grade III open femoral fracture with vascular lesion. A case report].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Der Unfallchirurg
Publication Date
Volume
100
Issue
7
Pages
587–590
Identifiers
PMID: 9340785
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The major problems in the treatment of open fractures with high blood loss are hypothermia acidosis and coagulopathy. By improving the standards of polytrauma management and using massive transfusion systems, which should help to avoid those complications, the indication for primary limb salvage under hypovolemic shock conditions is greatly increased. The following case of an grade 3 open fracture of the femur with severe soft-tissue damage, including vascular lesions, with consecutive massive transfusion, should demonstrate that the cardiac-respiratory system can still be stabilized, even if a surgical solution seems impossible.

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