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pneumatic tire injury


Definition: separation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue from the underlying fascia, classically occurring when an extremity is crushed and rolled over by the tire of a vehicle; however, it may be incurred through other mechanisms that produce shear forces; similar to a degloving injury, except that the skin and subcutaneous tissue layers remain in continuity.

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