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A guideline to efficiently treating traumatic brachial artery injury

Steinke, Ashley PA-C; Grosel, John MD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: December 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 12 - p 1–4
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000438242.87331.93
Case Report

ABSTRACT In patients with traumatic arterial lacerations, the benefits of short-term tourniquet use may outweigh the risks and be life- and limb-saving. Duplex ultrasound is the most efficient diagnostic test.

Ashley Steinke is a recent graduate of the PA program at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, and practices at Family Health Associates in Charleston, West Virginia. John Grosel is an associate professor in the Marietta College PA program and a radiologist with Riverside Radiology and Interventional, Inc., based in Columbus, Ohio. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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