fracture blister

fracture blister

superficial epidermolysis that occurs in association, most commonly, with fractures of the leg and ankle and forearm and wrist; etiology represents a combination of excessive swelling and torsional injury to the overlying soft tissues.

frac·ture blis·ter

(frak'shŭr blis'tĕr)
Superficial epidermolysis that occurs in association, most commonly, with fractures of the leg and ankle and forearm and wrist; etiology represents a combination of excessive swelling and torsional injury to the overlying soft tissues.
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Early management of high energy tibial plateau fractures includes a thorough neurovascular examination, assessment of swelling, fracture blisters, skin avulsion, and maintaining a low threshold for suspicion of compartment syndrome.
Fracture blisters are problematic, as bloody blisters indicate an incompetent epidermis and are associated with a high incidence of wound complications.
My patients' experiences have shown that the Game Ready Hand Wrap also reduces post-op patient narcotic usage significantly, reduces fracture blisters, and rates highly with patients," says Dr.
Resolution of fracture blisters and edema as well as the return of skin wrinkling are key indicators of recovery.
For example, compartment syndrome, contused skin, fracture blisters, or poor circulation.