Multidisciplinary team approach in the management of popliteal artery injury.
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.
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Cooper, N., Roshdy, M., Sciarretta, J. D., Kaufmann, C., Duncan, S., Davis, J., & Macedo, F. I. (2018). Multidisciplinary team approach in the management of popliteal artery injury. Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare, 11, 399–403. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S151498
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery