Crush injury and crush syndrome: a review

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


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