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Electrical injuries 

Electrical injuries
Electrical injuries

Jong Lee

, David N. Herndon

, and Celeste C. Finnerty

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date: 24 January 2021

Electrical injuries extend deep into tissues and are characterized by high mortality and complications. This chapter will discuss classification of electrical injuries and the major mechanisms of electrical injury. It will describe clinical features of these injuries, concentrating on the integumentary, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and renal systems. It will then describe investigation and treatment of these injuries, with a discussion of immediate care and inpatient care. The chapter will conclude with a list of complications commonly seen after electrical injury.

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