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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 441-443

Right upper limb salvage by surgical reconstruction with autologous tissue in a machinery crushed and degloving injury in a post-COVID-19 patient: An original article

Department of General Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Sandip Shinde
Department of General Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 005, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_200_21

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Background: Crush injury occurs as a result of direct physical crushing of the muscles by a heavy weight and usually involves compression of the legs, arms, and/or trunk. Crush injuries are typically associated with accidents but can occur in nontraumatic patients as well. Crush injuries may result in permanent disability or death; therefore, early recognition and aggressive treatment are necessary to improve outcomes. Methods: Skin grafting is the transfer of cutaneous tissue from one portion of the body to another, often used to cover large wounds. The rationale of skin grafts is to take skin from a donor site that will heal and transfer the skin to an area of need. Results: After incorporation, skin grafts provide wounds with protection from the environment, pathogens, temperature, and excessive water loss like normal skin. Conclusion: The current study presents a case of Crush Injury with its entire course and final management in a 51 year old male who presented to ACHARYA VINOBHA BHAVE RURAL HOSPITAL, SAWANGI, (M), WARDHA, with traumatic amputation distal to level of metacarpals and degloving injury involving the arm proximal to elbow.

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