Antivenin and fasciotomy/debridement in the treatment of the severe rattlesnake bite

Ronald M Stewart, Carey P. Page, Wayne H Schwesinger, Roger McCarter, Jeff Martinez, J. Bradley Aust

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Abstract

This experimental study of severe rattlesnake envenomation compares antivenin alone, fasciotomy and debridement alone, and a combination of the two methods as definitive treatment. Superior survival and preservation of muscle function were observed in the animals treated with antivenin alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-547
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Volume158
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Crotalus
Antivenins
Debridement
Bites and Stings
Muscles
Fasciotomy

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Antivenin and fasciotomy/debridement in the treatment of the severe rattlesnake bite. / Stewart, Ronald M; Page, Carey P.; Schwesinger, Wayne H; McCarter, Roger; Martinez, Jeff; Aust, J. Bradley.

In: The American Journal of Surgery, Vol. 158, No. 6, 1989, p. 543-547.

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Stewart, Ronald M ; Page, Carey P. ; Schwesinger, Wayne H ; McCarter, Roger ; Martinez, Jeff ; Aust, J. Bradley. / Antivenin and fasciotomy/debridement in the treatment of the severe rattlesnake bite. In: The American Journal of Surgery. 1989 ; Vol. 158, No. 6. pp. 543-547.
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