Front Line Extremity and Orthopaedic Surgery

A Practical Guide

  • Lawrence B. Bone
  • Christiaan N. Mamczak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Joseph F. Alderete, Gregory A. Watson, Garth A. Elias
    Pages 1-9
  3. Matthew Bradley, Diego Vicente, Eric Elster
    Pages 11-17
  4. Robert Gaines, Christiaan N. Mamczak
    Pages 19-30
  5. Robert E. Blease, Christopher S. Smith
    Pages 31-42
  6. Wade T. Gordon
    Pages 43-50
  7. Lawrence B. Bone, Robert E. Blease
    Pages 51-58
  8. Benjamin K. Potter
    Pages 59-66
  9. Rodd J. Benfield
    Pages 67-73
  10. Jean-Claude G. D’Alleyrand, Donald Gajewski
    Pages 81-84
  11. Jean-Claude G. D’Alleyrand, Wade T. Gordon
    Pages 85-89
  12. Christiaan N. Mamczak, Joseph E. Strauss
    Pages 91-101
  13. Eric P. Hofmeister, Donald E. Bittner
    Pages 103-112
  14. Leo T. Kroonen
    Pages 113-122
  15. Derek F. Ipsen
    Pages 123-132
  16. George P. Nanos III, David Dromsky, Patricia L. McKay
    Pages 133-141
  17. Mark E. Fleming, Jonathan J. Sexton, David Whittaker
    Pages 143-151
  18. Jason Zook, Dennis J. Rivet, Melvin D. Helgeson
    Pages 153-163
  19. Joseph F. Alderete, Gregory A. Watson, Garth A. Elias
    Pages 175-182
  20. Rob Beer, Romney Andersen
    Pages 183-188
  21. Christina Cawley
    Pages 189-192
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 193-199

About this book


This book is designed as an easy to read reference and practical guide to the management of combat extremity injuries, which account for a high percentage of the injuries sustained in recent and current conflicts. The surgical techniques appropriate to the full range of extremity injuries and some other frequent injuries, such as trauma to the spine and pelvis, are clearly described with the aid of helpful illustrations. In each chapter a “bottom line up front” approach is adopted, providing key messages first; a further important feature is the emphasis placed on case-based information and lessons learned from practice. Care has been taken to ensure that the advice provided is straightforward and in line with military clinical practice guidelines.


This guide will be relevant to all physicians working in forward surgical teams, combat surgical hospitals, or the “Charlie Med”. The authors are without exception experienced surgeons who have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan at least once, and the editors are ideally suited to their task: Dr. Lawrence Bone has been an orthopaedic and general surgical trauma surgeon for more than 30 years and has had military training and experience in combat casualty care, while Dr. Christiaan Mamczak is an Attending Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in the United States Navy and has served as Head Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at a NATO Multinational Medical Unit in Afghanistan.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence B. Bone
    • 1
  • Christiaan N. Mamczak
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryNaval Medical Center PortsmouthPortsmouthUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45336-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45337-3
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