Long-Range Aeromedical Transport to a Higher-Level Facility Does not Influence the Development of Traumatic Extremity Compartment Syndrome: A Multicenter Seven-Year Study
59MDW San Antonio United States
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Critically ill and injured patients are aeromedically transported for definitive care, including patients with or at risk for developing compartment syndrome CS. Compartment pressure changes have not been determined to be associated with factors inherent to aeromedical transport in animal models. Using patient care records, we sought to evaluate time to CS diagnosis relative to aeromedical transport to definitive care. In doing so, we can determine whether there is an ideal time to transport patients that develop compartment syndrome.
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