Presentation on theme: "Neuro Vascular Observations 1. Neuro vascular assessment Is important in the assessment of circulation and nerve sensation following the injury of an."— Presentation transcript:
Neuro vascular assessment Is important in the assessment of circulation and nerve sensation following the injury of an extremity. 2
Assessment Unexpected findings ColourPallor or cyanosis TemperatureCool / cold / hot Capillary refill timeGreater than 4 secs SwellingSignificantly swollen Pain Presence of moderate to severe pain SensationNumbness, tingling, pins and needles any abnormal change to sensation MovementLittle or none (Mosby Physical Examination 2003) 3
Compartment syndrome Is an acute medical problem following injury or surgery in which increased pressure (usually caused by inflammation) within a confined space (fascial compartment ) in the body impairs blood supply leading to leading to nerve damage and muscle death without prompt treatment. https://health.live.com/results.aspx?qu=Compartment+Syndrome 4
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