Authors of section

Authors

Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Michael Castro, Christina Kabbash

Executive Editors

Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

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Crush injuries

Mechanism of injury

High impact injury with axial load or direct crush injury to the forefoot.

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This image demonstrates a severely mangled foot from land mine injury.

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This image shows a power saw injury to the foot.

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This image shows the injury from a motorcycle accident.

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Imaging

Conventional radiographs of the foot. AP and lateral oblique views are sufficient for diagnosis and treatment.

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Clinical signs

The clinical picture includes swelling, ecchymosis, and pain associated with significant soft tissue injury. Compartments should be monitored for compartment syndrome.

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