Limb Salvage: Lower Extremity

  • Gerald E. WozasekEmail author
  • Lukas Zak


Extremity damage in disaster as well as combat situation, particularly of the lower limb, is typically a high-energy trauma with open injury [1, 2]. These dramatic conditions confront surgeons among others with significant human and ethical problems [3]. Hereby treatment of severely injured limbs challenges orthopedic surgeons [4]. It is important that in these extreme situations, only surgical specialists and senior trainees should be deployed and not be used as a training field for junior residents [5].


External Fixation Open Fracture Limb Salvage Soft Tissue Injury Distraction Osteogenesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma SurgeryMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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