Crush syndrome with death following pneumatic antishock garment application

J Trauma. 1984 Dec;24(12):1052-6. doi: 10.1097/00005373-198412000-00008.


PASG is commonly employed for the prehospital therapy of traumatic hypovolemic hypotension. Although complications are reportly uncommon, several reports of compartment syndromes after PASG application and the present report of a crush syndrome following PASG application raise serious questions about the currently accepted guidelines for PASG therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Pressure
  • Compartment Syndromes / etiology*
  • Crush Syndrome / etiology*
  • Crush Syndrome / therapy
  • Gravity Suits / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscles / pathology
  • Necrosis
  • Shock, Traumatic / etiology*
  • Shock, Traumatic / physiopathology
  • Shock, Traumatic / therapy