traumatic gangrene


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

traumatic gangrene

Etymology: Gk, trauma, wound, gaggraina
gangrene that follows a severe injury resulting in damage to blood vessels.

traumatic gangrene

An older term for gangrene that arises in an extremity with a compromised vascular supply.

traumatic gangrene

Tissue death caused by serious injuries, e.g., compartment syndrome or crush injury.
See also: gangrene