Amputation in emergency situations: indications, techniques and Médecins Sans Frontières France's experience in Haiti

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/280916
Title:
Amputation in emergency situations: indications, techniques and Médecins Sans Frontières France's experience in Haiti
Authors:
Herard, Patrick; Boillot, François
Journal:
International Orthopaedics
Abstract:
PURPOSE: The decision to amputate is always difficult but becomes even harder in emergency situations, which usually present extra complicating factors. MSF EXPERIENCE: These include human factors (related to both the surgeon and the patient); poor or nonexistent medical facilities, especially in war conditions or resource-poor countries; and cultural and religious considerations. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has developed a quick medical and logistical response that relies on surgical protocols adapted to emergency situations, together with complete "kits" of medical equipment, supplies and inflatable facilities. CONCLUSION: Our response to Haiti's 2010 earthquake relied on these tools but also highlighted the need to develop more detailed protocols that will help our teams on the ground.
Affiliation:
MSF, Paris, France. patrick.herard@paris.msf.org
Issue Date:
15-May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/280916
DOI:
10.1007/s00264-012-1552-3
PubMed ID:
22580474
Language:
en
ISSN:
1432-5195
Appears in Collections:
Surgery

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHerard, Patricken_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoillot, Françoisen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-11T22:26:35Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-11T22:26:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-15-
dc.identifier.citationAmputation in emergency situations: indications, techniques and Médecins Sans Frontières France's experience in Haiti. 2012, 36 (10):1979-81 Int Orthopen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1432-5195-
dc.identifier.pmid22580474-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00264-012-1552-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/280916-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: The decision to amputate is always difficult but becomes even harder in emergency situations, which usually present extra complicating factors. MSF EXPERIENCE: These include human factors (related to both the surgeon and the patient); poor or nonexistent medical facilities, especially in war conditions or resource-poor countries; and cultural and religious considerations. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has developed a quick medical and logistical response that relies on surgical protocols adapted to emergency situations, together with complete "kits" of medical equipment, supplies and inflatable facilities. CONCLUSION: Our response to Haiti's 2010 earthquake relied on these tools but also highlighted the need to develop more detailed protocols that will help our teams on the ground.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived on this site with kind permission of Springer Science+Business Mediaen_GB
dc.titleAmputation in emergency situations: indications, techniques and Médecins Sans Frontières France's experience in Haitien
dc.contributor.departmentMSF, Paris, France. patrick.herard@paris.msf.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational Orthopaedicsen_GB

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