A crush injury occurs when part of your body is subjected to extreme force or pressure, usually after being squeezed between two heavy objects. Crush injuries can range from a minor injury on a small area of the body to a life-threatening injury that affects bones, tissues and major organs. Damage from crush injuries can include:
  • Open cuts, bleeding and bruising
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Nerve and tendon injuries
  • Secondary infections
  • Compartment syndrome — increased pressure in an arm or leg that causes serious muscle, nerve, blood vessel and tissue damage

Multispecialty Expertise for Comprehensive Care

Because crush injuries can affect any area of the body and can impact bones, muscles, organs and other tissues, this type of injury requires expert care from a variety of specialists. Experts in wound care, surgeons, pain management specialists, physical therapists and doctors from various specialties work together to create a care plan that addresses all your health care needs.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers highly skilled experts in a setting designed for coordinated and efficient care. Doctors from multiple specialties consult as a care team to provide you with care in a single setting. The Ohio State Comprehensive Wound Center draws from the expertise and resources of a leading academic medical center, including advanced diagnostic techniques, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, minimally invasive vascular techniques and complex surgical reconstruction.

We design an integrated health plan that incorporates all the specialists and resources you need for comprehensive care, including rehabilitation and recovery services.

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