Difference between revisions of "Degloving injury"

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==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
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{{Extremity trauma DDX}}
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{{SSTI DDX}}
  
 
==Evaluation==
 
==Evaluation==
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==Management==
 
==Management==
 
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*Surgical consult- will need debridement/repair in OR
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*Antibiotics
  
 
==Disposition==
 
==Disposition==
 
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*Admit
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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*[[Morel-Lavallée Lesion?]]
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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==References==
 
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<ref>Latifi R, El-Hennawy H, El-Menyar A, et al. The therapeutic challenges of degloving soft-tissue injuries. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock. 2014;7(3):228-232. doi:10.4103/0974-2700.136870. </ref>
 
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Revision as of 05:08, 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

Extremity trauma

Skin and Soft Tissue Infection

Look-A-Likes

Evaluation

Management

  • Surgical consult- will need debridement/repair in OR
  • Antibiotics

Disposition

  • Admit

See Also

External Links

References

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  1. Latifi R, El-Hennawy H, El-Menyar A, et al. The therapeutic challenges of degloving soft-tissue injuries. Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock. 2014;7(3):228-232. doi:10.4103/0974-2700.136870.