Orthopedics in Disasters

Orthopedic Injuries in Natural Disasters and Mass Casualty Events

  • Nikolaj Wolfson
  • Alexander Lerner
  • Leonid Roshal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. General Overview of Disaster and Mass Casualties Management: Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikolaj Wolfson
      Pages 3-5
    3. Sakal Kiv, Nathan Douthit, Avram Shack, Seema Biswas
      Pages 7-20
    4. Katarina Silverplats
      Pages 21-28
    5. Robert Dudgeon
      Pages 29-35
    6. Vladislav Dvoyris, Yitshak Kreiss, Tarif Bader
      Pages 37-46
    7. Emily Ying Yang Chan, Wilson Li
      Pages 47-59
    8. A. Khoury, Michael Halberthal, Gila Hymes, Liora Utitz, Shimon M. Reisner, Rami Mosheiff et al.
      Pages 61-81
    9. Wilson Li, Anthony Redmond
      Pages 83-95
    10. Punto Dewo, Nikolaj Wolfson, Brendon Drew
      Pages 97-106
  3. General Overview of Disaster and Mass Casualties Management: Orthopedic Injuries of Specific Event Types

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. William Henry Boyce III, S. A. Saravanan, Nikolaj Wolfson
      Pages 109-121
    3. Taikoh Dohjima, Katsuji Shimizu
      Pages 123-126
    4. Hironobu Tokunaga
      Pages 127-136
    5. Khaled Emara, Mohamed Al Kersh
      Pages 137-145
    6. Asaf Acker, Dan Atar
      Pages 147-162
  4. Treatment of Orthopaedic Injuries: General Treatment Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. S. Rigal, F. Pons
      Pages 165-175
    3. Hany Bahouth, Shirley Or-Haim, Offir Ben-Ishay, James Frydman, Yoram Kluger
      Pages 177-184

About this book


This book is the first to address specifically the mechanisms and treatment of orthopedic injuries due to natural disasters and other mass casualty events. Casualty management is discussed in a range of contexts, including earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, radiation incidents, transportation disasters, terror attacks, and combat situations. Organizational aspects are addressed, general treatment principles are documented in detail, and the management of a variety of orthopedic injuries is described with the aid of numerous illustrations. The book will serve as an invaluable source of practical knowledge for a broad spectrum of medical and other staff, including emergency personnel, orthopedic and trauma surgeons, general practitioners, medical students, and professionals working for the military, government bodies, and NGOs.


Disasters Health Care Mass Casualties Military Trauma Orthopedic Trauma Preparedness

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikolaj Wolfson
    • 1
  • Alexander Lerner
    • 2
  • Leonid Roshal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsCalifornia Pacific Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBar Ilan Univ, Ziv Medical CtrZefatIsrael
  3. 3.Urgent Pediatric Surgery and TraumaClinical and Research InstituteMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48950-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48948-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48950-5
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