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Crush injury 

Crush injury
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Crush injury
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0015
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date: 21 September 2019

Crush injury 280

Principles of management 282

Complications 286

Outcome 288

Key points 288

Further reading 289

A consensus meeting on crush injury and crush syndrome held in 2001 agreed the following definitions, although many others exist:

A crush injury is a direct injury resulting from crush. Crush syndrome is the systemic manifestation of muscle cell damage resulting from pressure or crushing...

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