Lessons from the modern battlefield: successful upper extremity injury reconstruction in the subacute period.


BACKGROUND Reconstructive techniques and protocols for limb salvage of upper extremity battlefield injuries remains poorly defined. Our study describes the types of flaps, the timing of reconstruction, and success rates of war upper extremity reconstruction during a 30-month period using the Bethesda limb salvage protocol. METHODS Soldiers with… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181808115