Arterial intimal damage in avulsion and crush injuries in rat limbs.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A stereotypical pattern of arterial intimal damage has been demonstrated in rat avulsed and crushed injuries. These intimal tears can be found up to 6 cm proximal to the site of injury in avulsion injuries and are found at a delayed time with crush injuries. In both types of injury, circumferential intimal and subintimal tears spaced approximately 1 mm apart were demonstrated. These findings suggest a structural arrangement of the muscular artery wall that predisposes it to a reproducible pattern of damage. Veins undergoing the same avulsion and crushing procedure did not manifest any change. The presence of musculature rings or a weakened medial layer in artery walls after avulsion and crush injuries may influence short term patency and also long-term clinical replantation results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Glover, MG; Seaber, AV; Urbaniak, JR

Published Date

  • July 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 247 - 251

PubMed ID

  • 4057165

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-684X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2007-1007082


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States