Objective: Vascular injuries are observed in 0.24% of all traumas and can be life-threatening or difficult when not properly treated. In this study, we aimed to present our experience in the treated vascular injury cases.
Materials and Methods: This retrospective and descriptive study covered the period between May 2014 and December 2018. Medical records of patients with vascular injuries were evaluated concerning demographic and trauma-related parameters.
Results: In this study, 73.1% of 93 patients were male, and the average age was 27.44±6.70 years. In the majority of the patients, it was observed that vascular injuries occurred as a result of penetrating traumas, and mainly radial and superficial femoral arteries were affected. Nerve injuries were found to be accompanied in 16.1% of the patients. The concomitant nerve injuries were also present in 16.1% of the patients. End-to-end anastomosis was used in 73.3% of the injuries. Mortality and amputation rates were 1.1% and 3.2%, respectively.
Conclusion: Demographic and clinical parameters in vascular injury cases were found to be compatible with the previous studies. By collecting the correct data obtained from this study and the other studies, the medical needs of patients with vascular injuries could be better evaluated and clinical services could be planned in advance by conducting a medical approach accordingly.