TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Sechriest II, V. Franklin; Lhowe, David W.
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Apr2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 4, p849
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
31599988

 

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