Stent Grafts: A Better Way To Treat Blunt Trauma Injuries

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 23:28 in Health & Medicine

Endovascular repair -- fixing an injury in a blood vessel from inside that vessel -- is a better option for individuals who receive highly lethal injuries from high-speed collisions or falls (together referred to as blunt trauma) and is shown to save more lives and nearly eliminate paraplegia (the loss of the ability to move and/or feel both legs), a complication of surgical repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms.

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