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Division

West Florida

Hospital

Trinity

Specialty

Internal Medicine

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

5-2020

Keywords

Fracture blister, compartment syndrome, fracture, hemorrhagic blister, serous blister

Disciplines

Dermatology | Internal Medicine | Orthopedics | Surgical Procedures, Operative

Abstract

Fracture blisters are tense vesicles or bullae that develop on edematous skin following some acute long bone fractures. Fracture blisters are infrequently seen, as the reported incidence is 2.9% to 6.6%.1 This rare complication, may not regularly be encountered by Physicians in the hospital. Fracture blisters typically occur within 24-48 hours following high energy trauma injuries & may last up to several weeks. Ultimately, this condition can lead to prolonged hospital stay due to an increased risk of infection and delay in surgical intervention.2 Early recognition of this dermatologic complication may be helpful in reducing hospital stays.

Fracture Blisters

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