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Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS)

Purpose:

To use the Mangled Extremity Severity Score to grade the injury and guide decision making.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, complications, disability and performance, prevention, surgery

ICD-10:

S75, S76, S79, S85, S86, S87, S88

Description:

The Mangled Extremity Severity Score can be used to evaluate patients with lower extremity trauma with vascular compromise. It can help to decide whether to attempt limb salvage or to perform amputation.

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