Detection and treatment of vascular injuries in extremity and pelvic trauma can be challenging. Angiography, while no longer routinely used in asymptomatic patients, is still a primary means of diagnosis. Appropriate patient selection based on physical examination, along with other less invasive imaging modalities, can decrease the need for angiography while still detecting the vast majority of clinically significant injuries. Angiography also plays a definitive therapeutic role in most cases of significant hemorrhage in the pelvis through precise identification and selective embolization of bleeding vessels.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine