Foot and Ankle Trauma: From the Crush to the Missed and Neglected Injuries

  • Justin RobbinsEmail author
  • James A NunleyII
  • Ian Alexander
  • Nikolaj Wolfson


In the face of major long-bone fracture, head injury, or life-threatening blunt trauma to the chest or abdomen, injuries to the foot and ankle, particularly if they are closed and not associated with gross deformity, are often missed or simply neglected. In major disasters or mass casualties where providers are overwhelmed and diagnostic and therapeutic facilities are stretched to the limit, neglected noncritical trauma is the norm.


Compartment Syndrome Crush Injury Subtalar Joint Ankle Injury Soft Tissue Envelope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justin Robbins
    • 1
    Email author
  • James A NunleyII
    • 2
  • Ian Alexander
    • 3
  • Nikolaj Wolfson
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Madigan Army Medical CenterTacomaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  4. 4.Wolfson OrthopaedicsSan FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.Orthopaedics in Disasters, Trauma Committee, SICOTCalifornia Pacific Medical CenterSan FranciscoUSA

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