Combat Orthopedic Surgery: Lessons Learned in Irag and Afghanistan

$175.95
Author(s):
Brett Owens, MD, Maj, MC; Philip Belmont, MD
ISBN 10:
1556429657
ISBN 13:
9781556429651
Pages:
352
Cover:
Hardback
Publication Date:
2011
Item Number:
19651
Product Dimensions:
8.50 x 11.00 x 1.00 inches

Book Description

During the course of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, military orthopedic surgeons have made significant technical and philosophic changes in the treatment of musculoskeletal combat casualties. The widespread use of individual and vehicular body armor, evolution of enemy tactics to include its reliance on improvised explosive devices, and the effectiveness of treatment rendered at military treatment facilities have resulted in a large burden of complex orthopedic injuries. Combat Orthopedic Surgery: Lessons Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan represents and recognizes the latest advances in musculoskeletal surgical care performed to treat today’s US military servicemembers.

Editors LTC Brett D. Owens, MD and LTC Philip J. Belmont Jr., MD have brought together the leading military orthopedic surgeons to relay their clinical orthopedic surgery expertise, as well as to discuss how to provide optimal care for combat casualties both initially in theater and definitively at tertiary care facilities within the United States.

Combat Orthopedic Surgery: Lessons Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan is divided into five sections, with the first being devoted to an overview of general topics. The second section covers scientific topics and their clinical application to musculoskeletal combat casualties. The final three sections are clinically focused on the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine and pelvic injuries, with many illustrative case examples referenced throughout.

Most clinical chapters contain:

  • Introduction/historical background
  • Epidemiology
  • Management in theater
  • Definitive management
  • Surgical techniques
  • Outcomes
  • Complications

Combat Orthopedic Surgery: Lessons Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan will be the definitive academic record that represents how orthopedic surgeons currently manage and treat musculoskeletal combat casualties.

More Information

 LTC Brett D. Owens, MD is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and completed his internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts and the John A. Feagin Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship at West Point. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He served as an orthopaedic surgeon with the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq and is currently Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery Service, Keller Army Hospital, West Point, New York.    

LTC Philip J. Belmont Jr, MD
 is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina and completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery (Orthopaedics) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He served as an orthopaedic surgeon with the 228th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq and is currently the Chief of Adult Reconstruction and Program Director of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas.

 

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Preface
Foreword by LtCol John M. Tokish, MD, MC USAF
Foreword by John Callaghan, MD
Introduction
Section I      Principles
Chapter 1          The History of Combat Orthopedic Surgery
                             MAJ Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD
Chapter 2          The Combat Environment and Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Combat Casualties
                             LTC Philip J. Belmont Jr, MD and CPT Gens P. Goodman, DO
Chapter 3          Echelons of Care
                             LTC Mark Pallis, DO and COL Tad Gerlinger, MD
Chapter 4          The Forward Surgical Team
                             MAJ Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD; MAJ Dirk L. Slade, MD; and LTC Philip J. Belmont Jr, MD
Chapter 5          Combat Support Hospitals
                             COL James R. Ficke, MD
Chapter 6          Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
                             COL Joachim Jude Tenuta, MD
Section II     Advancements
Chapter 7          Ballistic, Blast, and Burn Injury: Science and Clinical Implications
                             COL (Ret) Roman Hayda, MD
Chapter 8          Management of Complex Combat-Related Soft Tissue Wounds/
                             Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
                             MAJ Brett A. Freedman, MD and MAJ Leon J. Nesti, MD, PhD
Chapter 9          Basic Science of War Wounds
                             LCDR Jonathan Agner Forsberg, MD; Trevor S. Brown, PhD; and MAJ Benjamin K. Potter, MD
Chapter 10        Heterotopic Ossification
                             MAJ Benjamin K. Potter, MD and LCDR Jonathan Agner Forsberg, MD
Chapter 11        Irrigation and Debridement
                             MAJ Scott Waterman, MD; CDR Mark E. Fleming, DO; and LTC Brett D. Owens, MD
Chapter 12        Tissue Engineering and Regeneration
                             LCDR Jared A. Vogler, DO; Wesley Jackson, PhD; and MAJ Leon J. Nesti, MD, PhD
Chapter 13        Infection in Orthopedic Extremity Injuries
                             LTC Clinton K. Murray, MD
Chapter 14        Tourniquets
                             COL John F. Kragh Jr, MD
Chapter 15        External Fixation Principles
                             LCDR Joseph Carney, MD and CAPT D.C. Covey, MD
Section III   Upper Extremity
Chapter 16        Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries
                             CAPT Eric P. Hofmeister, MD; LT Kathryn H. Hanna, MD; and LCDR Leo T. Kroonen, MD
Chapter 17        Upper Extremity Amputations
                             LTC(P) Kenneth F. Taylor, MD and COL Gerald L. Farber, MD
Chapter 18        Upper Extremity Coverage: Management of Combat-Related Soft Tissue Injury of the
                             Upper Extremity
                             CDR (Ret) Anand R. Kumar, MD; CAPT Alan A. Lim, MD; LT Scott Tintle, MD; and
                             James P. Bradley, MD
Chapter 19        Complex Reconstructive Challenges in Hand and Forearm Wounds
                             LTC(P) Martin F. Baechler, MD; LT Scott Tintle, MD; COL Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD; and
                             MAJ Matthew L. Drake, MD
Chapter 20        Complex Elbow and Shoulder Injuries
                             Capt Robert McGill, MD and Col Damian Rispoli, MD
Section IV    Lower Extremity
Chapter 21        Lower Extremity Limb Salvage
                             CPT Michael J. Beltran, MD; LTC(P) Romney C. Andersen, MD; and LTC Joseph R. Hsu, MD
Chapter 22        Combat-Related Lower Extremity Amputations
                             MAJ Benjamin K. Potter, MD; LT Scott Tintle, MD; and LCDR Jonathan Agner Forsberg, MD
Chapter 23        Prostheses for Major Extremity Amputations
                             Zach Harvey, BS, CPO and MAJ Benjamin K. Potter, MD
Chapter 24        Long-Bone Fracture Management
                             MAJ Travis C. Burns, MD; CPT Daniel J. Stinner, MD; and LTC Joseph R. Hsu, MD
Chapter 25        Lower Extremity Coverage: Management of Combat-Related Soft Tissue Injury of the
                             Lower Extremity
                             CDR (Ret) Anand R. Kumar, MD; CAPT Alan A. Lim, MD; LT Scott Tintle, MD; and
                             James P. Bradley, MD
Chapter 26        Complex Foot and Ankle Injuries
                             LTC Scott B. Shawen, MD; CPT Jonathan F. Dickens, MD; CPT Kelly G. Kilcoyne, MD; and
                             MAJ Benjamin K. Potter, MD
Section V     Spine/Pelvis
Chapter 27        Combat Injuries to the Pelvis and Acetabulum
                             LtCol Wade Gordon, MD; CPT Matthew Kluk, MD; CDR Joseph E. Strauss, DO;
                             and LTC(P) Romney C. Andersen, MD
Chapter 28        Spine Fractures
                             CPT Daniel G. Kang, MD and LTC Ronald A. Lehman Jr, MD
Chapter 29        Spine Neurologic Injury
                             CDR David E. Gwinn, MD and LTC Michael K. Rosner, MD
 
Financial Disclosures
Index