Management of electrical injuries

Authors

  • Ketan Vagholkar Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai - 400706, Maharashtra, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3824-0531
  • Arpit Murarka Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai - 400706, Maharashtra, India
  • Sandeeta Shetty Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai - 400706, Maharashtra, India
  • Suvarna Vagholkar Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai - 400706, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20173679

Keywords:

Electrical injuries, Medical surgical management

Abstract

With growing industrialization and mechanization of every household electrical injuries are becoming quite common. Electrical injuries are quite intricate with the damage caused. They cause not only external burns injury but a wide spectrum of visceral injuries which in many cases is difficult to diagnose and manage. Therefore, a sound understanding of the engineering aspects is pivotal in diagnosing and managing these cases. A brief review of the pathophysiology and management of electrical injuries is presented.

Author Biographies

Ketan Vagholkar, Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai - 400706, Maharashtra, India

PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY

Arpit Murarka, Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai - 400706, Maharashtra, India

INTERN

DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Sandeeta Shetty, Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai - 400706, Maharashtra, India

INTERN

DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Suvarna Vagholkar, Department of Surgery, D. Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai - 400706, Maharashtra, India

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

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Published

2017-08-24

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