Orthopaedic Care Aboard the USNS Mercy During Operation Unified Assistance After the 2004 Asian Tsunami: A Case Series

Sechriest II, V. Franklin; Lhowe, David W.
April 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Apr2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 4, p849
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents several orthopaedic cases during the Operation Unified Assistance aboard the U.S. Navy ship Mercy. The operation is a response to the tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean basin on December 26, 2004. The cases include a forty-year-old man that sustained a tsunami-related open tibial fracture, a male with an open reduction and internal fixation of the right femur, a nineteen-year-old woman with an open fracture-dislocation of the right ankle.


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