"MESS (Mangled Extremity Severity Score) is a simple rating scale for lower extremity trauma, based on skeletal/soft-tissue damage, limb ischemia, shock, and age. (...) In both the retrospective survey and the prospective trial, a MESS value greater than or equal to 7 predicted amputation with 100% accuracy. MESS may be useful in selecting trauma victims whose irretrievably injured lower extremities warrant primary amputation." Reference: Johansen K, Daimes M, Howey T, Helfet DL, Hansen ST. Objective criteria accurately predict amputation following lower extremity trauma. J Trauma. 1990;30:568–73. Source: with permission from Dr. Müller.

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Dragowsky K.; Müller, M.
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