Stab or puncture
High-pressure injection injury
Entry and exit wound (if present), lacerations
High-muzzle–velocity gunshot wounds:
Produce shock wave that results in significant tissue injury
Often exit wound demonstrates ...
Control hemorrhage with direct pressure over site.
Evaluate neurovascular status.
Leave impaled objects in place and stabilize in current position.
Emergent surgical consultation and admission are required for any penetrating wounds with potential for vascular compromise, associated compartment syndrome, and...
Presence of distal pulse does not exclude proximal vascular injury.
High-pressure injuries of hand may have wounds that appear trivial on surface but track up tendon sheaths into mo...
Bekler H, Gokce A, Beyzadeoglu T, et al. The surgical treatment and outcomes of high-pressure injection injuries of the hand. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2007;32(4):394–399.
884.0 Multiple and unspecified open wound of upper limb, without mention of complication
894.0 Multiple and unspecified open wound of lower limb, without mention of complication
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