Research Article| Volume 10, ISSUE 3, P175-177, February 1979

Temporary arterial shunt in the severely injured limb

  • D.J. Sammon
    Requests for reprints should be addressed to: Mr D. J. Sammon, Orthopaedic and Accident Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, G4 0SF.
    Orthopaedic and Accident Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary UK
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      Silicone rubber tubing and matching vessel tips are available in any hospital with a renal dialysis unit. These materials may be used as a temporary measure to restore distal circulation in the severely injured limb. The operative technique and postoperative management of a case in which this manoeuvre was used are presented.
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