Trauma of the Hand and Wrist

  • Michelle FoltzEmail author
  • Robert Derkash


Two major factors account for the increase in the number of hand and wrist injuries in austere settings: (1) the recent, rapid increase in motorization and mechanization in populations for which safety measures are unrecognized, nonexistent, or ignored and (2) increased longevity that has increased the number of fragility fractures [1].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryValley View HospitalGlenwood SpringsUSA

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