Title

Multidisciplinary team approach in the management of popliteal artery injury.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2018

Abstract

Popliteal artery injuries (PAIs) remain a challenging entity and carry the greatest risk of limb loss among traumatic lower extremity vascular injuries. Operative management of traumatic popliteal vascular injuries continues to evolve. Improved diagnostic imaging and the introduction of endovascular techniques offered alternative modalities to traditional surgical management. Despite major efforts in establishing protocols and guidelines in the management of vascular trauma, optimal strategies of traumatic PAIs are still under investigation. Herein, we discussed the role of multidisciplinary team, involving trauma and endovascular surgeons, emergency department personnel, and interventional radiologists in the management of complex PAIs.

Volume

11

First Page

399

Last Page

403

ISSN

1178-2390

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

30214221

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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