Difference between revisions of "Degloving injury"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
*Severe avulsion injury resulting in skin and subcutaneous fat separating from the underlying tissues  
 
*Severe avulsion injury resulting in skin and subcutaneous fat separating from the underlying tissues  
*Most commonly affect lower extremities
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*Can present on any part of the body, but most commonly affects lower extremities
 
*Often related to other severe injuries, including neurovascular damage, so the degloved tissue is often nonviable
 
*Often related to other severe injuries, including neurovascular damage, so the degloved tissue is often nonviable
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*Important to recognize quickly, as they are often associated with high morbidity/mortality
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==

Revision as of 05:05, 19 March 2018

Background

  • Severe avulsion injury resulting in skin and subcutaneous fat separating from the underlying tissues
  • Can present on any part of the body, but most commonly affects lower extremities
  • Often related to other severe injuries, including neurovascular damage, so the degloved tissue is often nonviable
  • Important to recognize quickly, as they are often associated with high morbidity/mortality

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

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