The modern "deck-slap" injury--calcaneal blast fractures from vehicle explosions.

@article{Ramasamy2011TheM,
  title={The modern "deck-slap" injury--calcaneal blast fractures from vehicle explosions.},
  author={Arul Murugan Ramasamy and Adam M. Hill and Rhodri Phillip and Iain Gibb and Anthony M J Bull and Jon C. Clasper},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1694-8}
}
BACKGROUND Anti-vehicle mines and improvised explosive devices remain the most prevalent threat to coalition troops operating in Iraq and Afghanistan. Detonation of these devices causes rapid deflection of the vehicle floor resulting in severe injuries to calcaneus. Anecdotally referred to as a "deck-slap" injury, there have been no studies evaluating the pattern of injury or the effect of these potentially devastating injuries since World War II. Therefore, the aim of this study is to… CONTINUE READING

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