Tag Crush Syndrome
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Extremity Injuries

The most important extremity injuries are those that are either life-threatening or limb-threatening in nature such as Pelvic disruption with massive hemorrhage; Severe arterial hemorrhage; and Crush syndrome
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Crush Syndrome

Crush Syndrome: prolonged ischaemic and muscular damage -> rhabdomyolysis and reperfusion injury on release; limb often initially numb with a peripheral pulse -> rapid swelling with compartment syndrome