While returning to camp, a small convoy of coalition soldiers traveling in a mine resistant vehicle triggered an improvised explosive device (IED). The vehicle rolled over in the blast, injuring the passengers.
Spc Walsh, a 32-year-old soldier, was treated by a field medic who reported, “The patient was in extreme pain but remained hemodynamically stable.” The medic immobilized Spc Walsh, including his leg, which was in a flexed position, locked in internal rotation. Walsh was then transported, within an hour including flight time, by a medevac helicopter to the nearest level 2 combat hospital.
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After creating a hand made blade plate, the surgeons treated Haamid T. with open reduction and internal fixation. They used a 3.5 mm limited contact dynamic compression plate (LC-DCP) that was sized and bent to fit.
Due to the possibility that Haamid T. might not return to the hospital for hardware removal, the surgeons stopped short of the physis. They also used tension band augmentation of the trochanteric apophysis.
The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution Travel Alert to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.
Orthopaedics in Motion – Volume 3 – Fall 2011 is now available online.
Orthopaedics in Motion is a quarterly newsletter containing sections on disaster preparedness and trauma care. The newsletter also includes overviews of the latest aspects of clinic care, continuing education, research and innovation pertinent to the practicing orthopaedic surgeon.
For Orthopaedics in Motion – Volume 2 – Summer 2011 please visit The Disaster Preparedness Toolbox and click the Newsletter link.
For Orthopaedics in Motion – Volume 1 – Spring 2011 please visit The Disaster Preparedness Toolbox and click the Newsletter link.
Check out this amazing video of a hardware store absorbing a direct hit from a Tornado. You can see what kind of damage a tornado can do.
Due to the worst flooding since 1942, thousands of residents are leaving Bangkok.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have released new tips for preparing for major disasters when communications networks are more likely to be compromised or damaged.
These tips could save your life during a natural disaster.
This video shows you what the Japanese earthquake looked like from inside a car. The video was taken with a HD camera mounted inside the car. Yu Muroga was driving the car and recorded this amazing footage.