Crush injury and crush syndrome: a review

J Trauma. 2003 May;54(5 Suppl):S226-30. doi: 10.1097/01.TA.0000047203.00084.94.

Abstract

Crush injuries and the subsequent systemic manifestations are well described, but there is limited evidence on which to base protocols for optimal management. Given that in most environments such in-juries are relatively rare, there is, however, an undoubted need for such guidelines. This article reviews the currently available evidence and summarizes the treatment options available.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Crush Syndrome / complications*
  • Crush Syndrome / therapy*
  • Fluid Therapy*
  • Humans
  • Trauma Severity Indices