TL is a 62-year-old male who was in a car wreck and who has been hospitalized for compartment syndrome from a left leg crush injury. He has areas of necrosis (tissue ischemia) seen along his calf. Tissue necrosis is areas of dead cells. It is imperative that the necrosis does not increase.
1. Discuss the etiologies of cellular injury and death and what can be done for TL to maximize his care.
Identify diseases with idiopathic, iatrogenic, and multifactorial causes, and discuss the importance of identifying risk factors for diseases. Explain how measurements of structural, physiologic, biochemical, and genetic parameters provide a basis for disease screening and identification of risk factors.
- Discuss the etiologies of cellular injury and death and what can be done for TL to maximize his care.
From the provided description of the condition of TL, the patient has a challenge in that the fascia beneath the skin will not be seen to stretch and this will result in a rise in pressure on the nerves as well as in the capillaries and muscles in the compartment (Ukon et al., 2018). This will have an impact on the process of flow of blood to both the nerve cells that are important for the sense and the muscles that are important for the movement of the leg. With the lack of enough quantity of oxygen as well as nutrients, there could be issues of damage to the nerve cells as well as the muscle cells. The injury that TL has suffered is acute and with lack of immediate attendance and treatment of the patient, there could be a rose of necrosis of the soft tissues. This is attributed to the risks of worsening of the issues of edema leading in the pressure being more than the required intravascular pressure….
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