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What does it mean to have muscle maceration in a crushing injury?

What does it mean to have muscle maceration in a crushing injury?

Smashed or crushed..: Muscle that has suffered significant trauma will loose it's typical form and consistency. It will be soft, torn and in general have a "macerated" appearance. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How does a severe crush injury lead to ards?

How does a severe crush injury lead to ards?

Inflammation: Patients who are critically ill get inflammation throughout the body that affects multiple organs. When the lung is affected it becomes filled with fluid, stiff and has difficulty doing its job of getting oxygen into the body, and carbon dioxide ( our waste gas) out. This is called ards.. In traumatic injuries/ crush, material leaked from the damaged tissue can act as the inflammatory trigger. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my mums doctors are considering an elbow replacement after a serious crush injury advantages and disadvatages?

Should i be concerned if my mums doctors are considering an elbow replacement after a serious crush injury advantages and disadvatages?

It is an option. : Elbow replacement is sometimes an option after severe fracture of the elbow joint. In some patients it is better to replace the joint that try to reconstruct the smashed or arthritic fragments. It is a big procedure, but it is often the only option to result in pain free movement. It is used mostly in elderly patients who don't do much heavy lifting, sport etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a crush injury of the big toe?

What is the treatment for a crush injury of the  big toe?

See a podiatrist: Debilitating arthritis, toe deformities, permanent nerve injury and tendinopathy can result if the fracture is not adequately stabilized and the soft tissues not properly cared for. Prolonged immobilization, and/or surgery are indicated. If the injury is severe enough, and surgical reconstruction is not possible, amputation might be needed. Get it taken care of asap! ...Read more

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Why could a crushing injury to the occipital bone often be fatal?

Why could a crushing injury to the occipital bone often be fatal?

Brain damage: The occipital bone is one of the bones of the skull, located in the back of the head. It is overlying structures in the brain (like the brainstem) that are critical to life. If those areas of the brain are damaged by a crushing injury to the occipital bone, the patient could die. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me why crushing injury to the occipital bone is often fatal?

Can you explain to me why crushing injury to the occipital bone is often fatal?

Sensitive are: The occipital bone houses the exit of the medulla, which controls functions like breathing & hear rate. It also protects the cerebellum, which coordinates motor function, as well as the visual cortex.. Hemorrhage or crush in these area has a high chance of causing major, irreversible brain injury. They are tight spaces in the brain and do not tolerate swelling/injury etc. ...Read more

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Recently i had surgery in my index finger due to crush injury.Tonight suddenly i m having pain in right hand?

Recently i had surgery in my index finger due to crush injury.Tonight suddenly i m having pain in right hand?

Call Ur hand guy.: U did not state how long ago, or if pins /plates/screws were used. It could mean a hardware problem or infection so needs immediate x-rays & eval. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more