Crush Injury

Overview

A crush injury occurs when a body part is subjected to a high degree of force or pressure, usually after being squeezed between two heavy objects.

Symptoms

Damage related to crush injuries include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Compartment Syndrome (increased pressure in an arm or leg that causes serious muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and tissue damage)
  • Fracture
  • Laceration (open wound)
  • Nerve injury
  • Secondary infection
  • Smashed Fingers
  • Wounds

Treatment

If you believe you are suffering from a crush injury please consult with a foot and ankle specialist as soon as possible.