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Indications for Use of Military Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST) in Trauma Patients

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Military anti-shock trousers (MAST) are pneumatic overalls to the lower extremities and torso. When the trousers are inflated there is compression of blood vessels in the lower extremities increasing peripheral vascular resistance.

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