Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with electrical injuries?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Tracy A Cushing, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

Patients with high-voltage electrical injuries require the ongoing care of a burn specialist, which should be instituted as early as possible, as aggressive early intervention via fasciotomy can prevent subsequent limb amputation.

Consider additional consultations with a trauma/critical care specialist, orthopedist, plastic surgeon, and general surgeon, depending on the type and severity of traumatic injuries.


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