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Mangled Extremity Syndrome Index (MESI)

Specialty:

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

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The Mangled Extremity Syndrome Index (MESI) is a grading system for limbs showing the Mangled Extremity Syndrome (MES). This can help in objectively planning treatment and can aid in the decision to amputate a severely mangled limb. The study was done at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

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