Evaluation and Management of Peripheral
Vascular Injury
Part 2

Annotation for Point I

 In the patient with near exsanguination from an injury to a peripheral artery or vein, there is a temptation to ligate the vessel and potentially sacrifice the limb if the patient survives. Because of advances such as ‘‘damage-control resuscitation’’ and improvements in critical care, this approach is no longer considered to be valid for major arterial injuries.32