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Lesión por aplastamiento

Definición

Se presenta cuando una parte del cuerpo es sometida a un alto grado de fuerza o presión, usualmente después de ser aplastada entre dos objetos pesados.

Los daños relacionados con lesiones por aplastamiento son, entre otros:

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Nombres alternativos

Consideraciones generales

Causas

Síntomas

Primeros auxilios

  • Detenga el sangrado aplicando presión directa.
  • Cubra el área con una tela o vendaje húmedos, luego eleve el área por encima del nivel del corazón, de ser posible.
  • Llame al número local de emergencias (como 911 en los Estados Unidos) o al hospital local en busca de recomendaciones adicionales.

Las lesiones por aplastamiento por lo regular requieren evaluación en la sala de urgencias y se puede necesitar cirugía para corregir y tratar totalmente el problema.

No se debe

Se debe buscar asistencia médica de emergencia si

Prevención

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    Review Date: 1/13/2010

    Review By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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