Degloving of a body part is a serious injury, which happens when the skin’s top layers are torn from the muscles, connective tissues, and bones. Although it can involve any part of the body, it usually happens in the lower extremities.
According to a study published in the World Journal of Emergency Surgery, a third of degloving injury cases are traffic-related injuries. Another study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research cites that 45 percent of degloving injuries affect the lower limbs (legs).
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