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Hypovalaemic shock

H Höjer, J Gillquist, S O Liljedahl
This paper reports a study of ipsilateral fractures of the femoral and tibial shafts in 21 patients treated according to a detailed plan including shock treatment, prophylaxis against fat embolism, soft-tissue and fracture treatment. Death due to hypovalaemic shock was eliminated and the incidence of fat emboliism (9-5%) reduced in comparison with an earlier series. The tibial fracture was stabilized by plaster or internal fixation as soon as conditions allowed. In most cases the femoral fracture was treated by medullary mailing...
February 1977: Injury
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