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Multidisciplinary team approach in the management of popliteal artery injury

Authors Cooper N, Roshdy M, Sciarretta JD, Kaufmann C, Duncan S, Davis J, Macedo FI

Received 8 February 2018

Accepted for publication 16 May 2018

Published 28 August 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 399—403

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S151498

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Neal Cooper,1 Mazen Roshdy,1 Jason D Sciarretta,1 Christoph Kaufmann,1 Scott Duncan,1 John Davis,1 Francisco Igor Macedo2

1Department of Surgery, Grand Strand Health, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA; 2Dewitt-Daughtry Department of Surgery, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Abstract: Popliteal artery injuries (PAIs) remain a challenging entity and carry the greatest risk of limb loss among traumatic lower extremity vascular injuries. Operative management of traumatic popliteal vascular injuries continues to evolve. Improved diagnostic imaging and the introduction of endovascular techniques offered alternative modalities to traditional surgical management. Despite major efforts in establishing protocols and guidelines in the management of vascular trauma, optimal strategies of traumatic PAIs are still under investigation. Herein, we discussed the role of multidisciplinary team, involving trauma and endovascular surgeons, emergency department personnel, and interventional radiologists in the management of complex PAIs.

Keywords: multidisciplinary, popliteal artery injury, trauma

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