Routine neurovascular assessment is important for patients with orthopaedic conditions and following orthopaedic surgery because it enables early detection of the neurovascular deficit, nerve injury and compartment syndrome (Irwin, 2009; cited in Blair and Clarke, 2013).
On successful completion of this theme, it is anticipated you will be better able to:
1. 2022 Identify when it is appropriate to complete a neurovascular assessment
2. 2022 Understand the various components of a neurovascular assessment