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.
Damage related to crush injuries include:
- Compartment Syndrome (increased pressure in an arm or leg that causes serious muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and tissue damage)
- Laceration (open wound)
- Nerve injury
- Secondary infection
- Smashed Fingers
If you believe you are suffering from a crush injury please consult with a foot and ankle specialist as soon as possible.