Limits...
The therapeutic challenges of degloving soft-tissue injuries.

Latifi R, El-Hennawy H, El-Menyar A, Peralta R, Asim M, Consunji R, Al-Thani H - J Emerg Trauma Shock (2014)

Bottom Line: However, their impact on patients' outcomes is frequently underestimated.They require early recognition, and early management.A multidisciplinary approach is usually needed to ensure the effective rehabilitation of these patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA ; Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar.

ABSTRACT

Background: Degloving soft-tissue injuries are serious and debilitating conditions. Deciding on the most appropriate treatment is often difficult. However, their impact on patients' outcomes is frequently underestimated.

Objectives: We aimed to study the incidence, clinical presentation, management and outcome of degloving soft-tissue injuries.

Materials and methods: We conducted a narrative traditional review using the key words; degloving injury and soft-tissue injuries through search engines PubMed, Science Direct, and Scopus.

Results: There are several therapeutic options for treating degloving soft-tissue injuries; however, no evidence-based guidelines have been published on how to manage degloving soft-tissue injuries, although numerous articles outline the management of such injuries.

Conclusion: Degloving soft-tissue injuries are underreported and potentially devastating. They require early recognition, and early management. A multidisciplinary approach is usually needed to ensure the effective rehabilitation of these patients.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus

Degloving injury of the right leg that required defatting of the skin
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4126125&req=5

Figure 1: Degloving injury of the right leg that required defatting of the skin

Mentions: Degloving soft-tissue injuries are a form of avulsion of soft tissue, in which an extensive portion of skin and subcutaneous tissue detaches from the underlying fascia and muscles. Such injuries can affect every part of the body, but in particular the limbs, trunk, scalp, face, and genitalia [Figure 1].[123] In addition to local tissue injuries, severe concomitant injuries and massive blood loss typically occur, so the degloved skin and soft tissue are often effectively dead.


The therapeutic challenges of degloving soft-tissue injuries.

Latifi R, El-Hennawy H, El-Menyar A, Peralta R, Asim M, Consunji R, Al-Thani H - J Emerg Trauma Shock (2014)

Degloving injury of the right leg that required defatting of the skin
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4126125&req=5

Figure 1: Degloving injury of the right leg that required defatting of the skin
Mentions: Degloving soft-tissue injuries are a form of avulsion of soft tissue, in which an extensive portion of skin and subcutaneous tissue detaches from the underlying fascia and muscles. Such injuries can affect every part of the body, but in particular the limbs, trunk, scalp, face, and genitalia [Figure 1].[123] In addition to local tissue injuries, severe concomitant injuries and massive blood loss typically occur, so the degloved skin and soft tissue are often effectively dead.

Bottom Line: However, their impact on patients' outcomes is frequently underestimated.They require early recognition, and early management.A multidisciplinary approach is usually needed to ensure the effective rehabilitation of these patients.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA ; Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar.

ABSTRACT

Background: Degloving soft-tissue injuries are serious and debilitating conditions. Deciding on the most appropriate treatment is often difficult. However, their impact on patients' outcomes is frequently underestimated.

Objectives: We aimed to study the incidence, clinical presentation, management and outcome of degloving soft-tissue injuries.

Materials and methods: We conducted a narrative traditional review using the key words; degloving injury and soft-tissue injuries through search engines PubMed, Science Direct, and Scopus.

Results: There are several therapeutic options for treating degloving soft-tissue injuries; however, no evidence-based guidelines have been published on how to manage degloving soft-tissue injuries, although numerous articles outline the management of such injuries.

Conclusion: Degloving soft-tissue injuries are underreported and potentially devastating. They require early recognition, and early management. A multidisciplinary approach is usually needed to ensure the effective rehabilitation of these patients.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus