Armed Conflict Injuries to the Extremities

A Treatment Manual

  • Alexander Lerner
  • Michael Soudry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. James R. Ficke, Anthony E. Johnson, Joseph R. Hsu
    Pages 1-20
  3. Nimrod Rozen, Israel Dudkiewicz
    Pages 21-33
  4. Julie M. Keller, Andrew N. Pollak
    Pages 35-49
  5. Amit Lehavi, Yaron Bar-Lavie, Yeshayahu Katz
    Pages 57-80
  6. Eldad J. Dann
    Pages 81-93
  7. Ahuva Engel, Daniela Militianu, Amos Ofer
    Pages 95-114
  8. Michael Soudry, Alexander Lerner
    Pages 115-132
  9. Alexander Lerner, Nicolas Daniel Reis, Michael Soudry
    Pages 133-162
  10. Aaron Hoffman, Samy S. Nitecki
    Pages 173-182
  11. Carole Pidhorz
    Pages 183-194
  12. Lucian Fodor, Yehuda Ullmann
    Pages 195-214
  13. Alexander Lerner, Nicolas Daniel Reis
    Pages 233-277
  14. Shalom Stahl, Edward Calif
    Pages 279-293
  15. Adam T. Groth, Kevin L. Kirk, Scott B. Shawen, John J. Keeling
    Pages 295-317
  16. Alexander Lerner, Nicolas Daniel Reis, Michael Soudry
    Pages 319-333
  17. Nikolaj Wolfson, Samuel C. Schecter
    Pages 335-354
  18. Mehmet Kocaoglu, F. Erkal Bilen
    Pages 355-373
  19. Levent Eralp
    Pages 375-389
  20. Elon Eisenberg, Simon Vulfsons
    Pages 391-406
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 407-415

About this book


Modern weapons and high-energy accidents inflict devastating damage to soft tissue and bone. As a result, both primary treatment and late limb reconstruction present a difficult surgical challenge. This book is designed to meet the continued need to re-learn the principles of treatment of complex war injuries to the extremities in order to minimize post-traumatic and post-treatment complications and to optimize functional recovery. 

Most of the chapters in the book are based on the unique experience gained in the treatment of military personnel who have suffered modern combat trauma and civilian victims of terror attacks at a single, large level 1 trauma center. The remaining chapters present the experience of leading international authorities in the field of trauma and reconstructive surgery. A staged treatment protocol is presented, ranging from primary damage control, including the use of external fracture stabilization, through to definitive functional limb reconstruction by means of various internal and external fracture fixation methods.  The organization of medical aid, anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, and infection prophylaxis also receive detailed attention.  The management of potential complications such as delayed unions, non-unions, and osteomyelitis is reviewed, and controversies in limb salvage are considered.  Primary and late limb amputations are fully discussed, and a special chapter is devoted to the challenging dilemma of limb salvage versus amputation in the treatment of limbs at risk. 

This well-illustrated book will be of value both to beginners and to experts in the field of trauma, including orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and military medical personnel.


Damage control Limb reconstruction Limb salvage Open fracture War injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Lerner
    • 1
  • Michael Soudry
    • 2
  1. 1.Ziv Medical CenterZefatIsrael
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine, Deptartment of Orthopaedic SurgeryRambam Medical CenterHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-16154-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-16155-1
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