The mangled extremity severity score (MESS) is a scoring system that can be applied to mangled extremities and help one determine which mangled limbs will . Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS). Introduction. used to predict necessity of amputation after lower extremity trauma. Variables. skeletal. fractures, soft tissue damage, vascular, nerve and tendon lesions. The Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) is probably the most common scoring system.

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S, Sewagram -WardhaIndia. Open tibial fractures with associated vascular injuries: Arterial injury in the lower limb from blunt trauma.

Nil Conflict of Interest: Vascular repair, if indicated, and primary fracture alignment and stabilization were carried out. What can be said about his outcome at 2 seberity if he chooses reconstruction over amputation? Johansen suggests, upper extremities are profoundly more important than lower extremities and prosthesis much more primitive, so nearly every effort at salvage should be attempted.

Hansen 2 in analyzing his vast personal experience with managing open fractures, noted that protracted limb salvage attempts may destroy a person physically, psychologically, socially and financially, with adverse consequences for the entire family as well.

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Creating an account is free, easy, and takes about 60 seconds. Please vote below and help us build the most advanced adaptive learning platform in medicine. Formula Addition of the assigned points; if there has been limb ischemia for more than 6 hours, the “limb ischemia” points are doubled. Unfortunately, while limb preservation is frequently possible, the salvaged limb may have significant functional deficits and may have ultimately required secondary ablation.

This study was carried out from January to June Similar results are also found by Lin et al. In the retrospective study 4.

HPI – 17M involved in car accident. Thank you for rating! Objective sclre accurately predict amputation following lower extremity trauma. About the Creator Dr. The occurrence of just one of two absolute indications complete posterior tibial nerve disruption in adults; crush injuries with longer than six hours of warm ischemia extremitj warrants primary amputation, while at least two of three relative indications serious associated mamgled, severe ipsilateral foot trauma or projected long course to full recovery must be present to reach that decision.

The mean hospitalization for primary amputation was In fact, given the advent of improved imaging modalities, minimally-invasive revascularization techniques, the WoundVac concept, sophisticated free tissue transfer options, Ilizarov methods for limb-length discrepancy etc.

The management scroe massive lower extremity trauma is a subject of considerable interest and controversy. MESS is a simple and relatively easy and readily available scoring system which can help the surgeon to decide the fate of the lower extremity with a high-energy injury.

In contrast to the original study, they excluded limbs that were amputated within 24 hours as they felt the limb-salvage score would be of little utility in these patients. Thus, enthusiasm for limb salvage techniques must be tempered by a realistic eextremity of the results, not just for the injured part but for the patient as a whole. Advice All patients with significant trauma require a thorough trauma assessment and resuscitation.


Adequate physiotherapy was mzngled out depending upon the circumstances. No patient died within the follow-up period. The high sensitivity suggests that almost all limbs requiring an amputation will have MESS equal to or more than seven.

Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS)

Introduction Fundamentals of the Prescription. For all the mangled extremities pulse oximeter reading was noted and monitored till improvement of vascularity.

Average duration of follow-up was six months. In the prospective study 4. Enter your email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. Table 1 Mangled extremity severity score 4. LSI score of less than 6 predicts successful limb salvage whereas LSI score of 6 or more than six predicts amputations. More recent case series from reported two cases with MESS scores of 11 and 7, both of which were salvaged successfully. However, when the limbs which required delayed amputation were analyzed, the LSI was slightly more accurate in predicting amputation.

Serial wound cultures were done and appropriate antibiotics were given. An accurate guide to treatment of the severely injured extremities. The validity of the mangled extremity severity score in the assessment of upper limb injuries.