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Closed Degloving Injury Following Exposure to a Sudden Shearing Force

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery
Dermatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A sudden shearing force can detach the skin and subcutaneous tissue from the underlying fascia. The blood vessels supplying the skin are torn, and the overlying tissue will eventually become ischemic. The injury may be overlooked unless the clinician has a high index of suspicion.

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