Vascular trauma in children differs in some respects from that in adults. In infants and children the total blood volume is smaller, and despite effective compensatory mechanisms, critical blood loss is also smaller. Gentle and meticulous technical skill is needed to correct injuries of minute vessels and allow adequate blood flow. The use of synthetic tubes and materials is not recommended, as they do not lengthen as the child grows. Ischemia is a major factor influencing limb growth and function. 3 different types of vascular injuries operated on in the past year are presented.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1 Apr 1991|