Earthquake injuries

Lei Liu, Gang Tan, Fujun Luan, Xin Tang, Pengde Kang, Chongqi Tu, and Fuxing Pei The Wenchuan earthquake (May 12, 2008; 2:28 p.m. local time) was a disaster for China. Orthopedic surgeons faced major challenges in controlling fractures quickly and effectively, repairing tissue defects, closing the wounds, promoting wound healing, preventing infection, and minimising complications. […]

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Full facial and total scalp burn injury

The FT recipient was a 41-year-old male firefighter who sustained a full facial and total scalp burn injury in 2001 while in the line of duty. Following his initial injury, the patient had undergone >70 reconstructive procedures without improvement in functional or esthetic outcomes (Fig. ​(Fig. 1). August 2015, the patient underwent a total face, eyelids, […]

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Nine amputated fingers.

A 41-year-old male patient presented to Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2015 with nine amputated fingers. While operating a paper cutting machine, eight of the patient’s fingers were amputated through the proximal phalanges, while the right thumb was amputated through the distal phalanx [Figure 1]. The total ischaemia time when the patient was received at […]

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Amputated thumb by an electrical saw

A 44-year-old male presented to our department with an amputated thumb with radial part of the hand (Fig. 1). His injury was occurred by an electrical saw. The index finger circulation was intact. The margins of both the parts were crushed and severely damaged. Under general anesthesia and tourniquet control, they explored the wound. After […]

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Attacked from a bear while grazing his cattle

A 35 year old male patient reported to emergency OPD with history of bear attack when he had gone to the jungle to graze his cattle. There was history of loss of consciousness for half an hour but no history of vomiting and ENT bleeding. On examination the patient was stable, neurological and cervical spine examinations […]

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Agricultural Machine Accident

A 19-year-old man from Kosovo was working on a farm when an agricultural machine ran over his leg causing severe injuries. The patient underwent a complicated operation comprising of debridement of devitalised tissue, soft tissue reconstruction and external fixation of broken bone segments. After a period of several months he managed to walk again. Case […]

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Skull Repair after Major Crush Injury

H. Sudhoff, 1 ,* H. J. Hoff, 2 and M. Lehmann 1 Case Report A 48-year-old German safety officer suffered compression injury to his cranial vault whilst examining a pressing machine (Figure 1(a)). The accidental onset of the machine resulted in severe compression of his skull. This led to compound comminuted skull and facial fractures (parietal, sphenoid, frontal, orbital rim, ethmoid, […]

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RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MAXILLA AND SKULL BASE

ERIC G. HALVORSON, DUC T. BUI, AND PETER G. CORDEIRO Following vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap coverage of a type IIIB defect, this patient had too much bulk in the orbit preventing placement of an ocular prosthesis. Direct excision combined with liposuction improved flap contour and provided an appropriate platform for prosthetic fitting. A staged “nasolabial” […]

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Coronary Artery Aneurysms and Thrombosis in Kawasaki Disease

A 7-month-old male infant was brought to the hospital after being found by his foster parents to be inconsolable and crying. He was up-to-date on his immunizations and met all his developmental milestones. Significant birth history included intrauterine exposure to methamphetamine, with a positive methamphetamine drug screen at birth, and subsequent removal from his mother […]

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Giant Lipoma of Posterior Neck with Bleeding Decubitus Ulcer: A Rare Entity

Satyajeet Verma, Manish Varma, Sanjay Kala, and RK Singh CASE REPORT A 68-year-old male presented to our surgical outpatient department with a huge lump at the back of his neck for the last 11 years. There was an ulcer at the top of the lump for the last 9 months. Episodic bleeding was also reported from the ulcer for […]

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