Hematoma of the Lower Extremity: Operative Interventions in the Wound Clinic Setting

Terry Treadwell, MD, FACS, FAAWC


Wounds. 2022;34(3):90-93. 

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Clinical Significance

While generally considered innocuous, hematomas of the extremity following operative interventions or trauma can pose as a detriment to the patient. Without prompt treatment of the hematoma, progression and worsening of the wound can occur, resulting in significant delay of wound healing and potential long-term consequences. Operative evacuation of these hematomas can be performed using local anesthesia in most wound clinics.