Degloving injury

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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

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