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Indications for Performing Escarotomy in a Serious Burn

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Escarotomy may be performed if there is evidence of decreased perfusion in an extremity related to vascular compression secondary to significant burn injury. Escarotomy may also rarely be performed over the chest or abdomen if circumferential burns restrict cardiopulmonary function.

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