Practice guidelines for the management of electrical injuries

Brett Arnoldo, Matthew Klein, Nicole S. Gibran

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No definitive data exist to show that immediate surgical decompression reduces the need for amputation in any series. The management of these patients has traditionally included immediate (within the first 24 hours), surgical exploration and decompression. A more selective approach based on clinical findings may be used at specialized centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-447
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

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