Crush injury

Definition 

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 or immobile objects. Damage related to crush injury includes: laceration (open wound), fracture, bleeding, bruising, compartment syndrome, and others.

See information on smashed fingers. Also, see information related to the part of the body involved in the crush injury and the discussion of wounds.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Levon Ter-Markosyan, D.M.D.

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