The therapeutic challenges of degloving soft-tissue injuries

Rifat Latifi, Hany El-Hennawy, Ayman El-Menyar, Ruben Peralta, Mohammad Asim, Rafael Consunji, Hassan Al-Thani

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Background: Degloving soft-tissue injuries are serious and debilitating conditions. Deciding on the most appropriate treatment is often difficult. However, their impact on patients' outcomes is frequently underestimated. Objectives: We aimed to study the incidence, clinical presentation, management and outcome of degloving soft-tissue injuries. Materials and Methods: We conducted a narrative traditional review using the key words; "degloving injury" and "soft-tissue injuries" through search engines PubMed, Science Direct, and Scopus. Results: There are several therapeutic options for treating degloving soft-tissue injuries; however, no evidence-based guidelines have been published on how to manage degloving soft-tissue injuries, although numerous articles outline the management of such injuries. Conclusion: Degloving soft-tissue injuries are underreported and potentially devastating. They require early recognition, and early management. A multidisciplinary approach is usually needed to ensure the effective rehabilitation of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-232
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2014


  • Degloving
  • Morel-Lavallιe lesions
  • soft-tissue injuries
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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