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Trauma Surg Acute Care Open



Patency of arterial repairs from wartime extremity vascular injuries.


Haney LJ, Bae E, Pugh M JV, Copeland LA, Wang C-P, MacCarthy DJ, Amuan ME, Shireman PK
Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020; 5(1):e000616.
PMID: 33409373.


Extremity vascular injury (EVI) causes significant disability in Veterans of the Afghanistan/Iraq conflicts. Advancements in acute trauma care improved survival and decreased amputations. The study of wartime EVI has relied on successful limb salvage as a surrogate for vascular repair. We used imaging studies as a specific measure of arterial repair durability.