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A crush injury occurs when a body part is subjected to a high degree of force or pressure, usually after being squeezed between two heavy objects.
Damage related to crush injuries include:
Compartment syndrome(increased pressure in an arm or leg that causes serious muscle, nerve, blood vessel, and tissue damage) Fracture
- Nerve injury
- Secondary infection
Smashed fingers Wounds
Review Date: 01/13/2010
Reviewed By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.