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

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Dr. Howard Luks
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Luks
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In brief: Destroyed

The crush has disrupted the wrapper on the muscle like a blender and it is usually devascularized muscle and thus not reparable.

In brief: Destroyed

The crush has disrupted the wrapper on the muscle like a blender and it is usually devascularized muscle and thus not reparable.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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