Epidemiology of surgically treated patient in road traffic accident with lower extremity vascular injury from a single centre in Kelantan

Med J Malaysia. 2020 May;75(3):292-294.


Introduction: Lower extremity vascular injury can result in either temporary or permanent disability.

Methods: This is a clinical audit involving all patients admitted to our institution from January 2008 to June 2018 of those who had undergone revascularization surgery for lower limb trauma.

Results: Fifty-nine patients were in this study with a mean age of 28.1 years. Most of the patients were motorcyclist involved in road traffic accidents with cars (n=30, 50.8%). The popliteal artery was most commonly seen injury (n=41, 69.5%). The mean duration of ischaemia was 14.1 hours. The limb salvage rate was 89.8%.

Conclusion: Lower extremity vascular injury caused by RTA treated in our institution predominantly involved young patients aged between 18-30 years associated with long bone fractures causing contusion and thrombosis of the popliteal artery.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Databases, Factual
  • Emergency Service, Hospital*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lower Extremity / blood supply*
  • Lower Extremity / surgery*
  • Malaysia
  • Male
  • Vascular System Injuries / surgery*
  • Young Adult