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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Burn Care and Research|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine