• Saving life and limb: limb salvage using external fixation, a multi-centre review of orthopaedic surgical activities in Médecins Sans Frontières

      Bertol, M J; Van den Bergh, R; Trelles Centurion, M; Kenslor Ralph D, H; Basimuoneye Kahutsi, J-P; Qayeum Qasemy, A; Jean, J; Majuste, A; Kubuya Hangi, T; Safi, S (Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014-07-20)
      While the orthopaedic management of open fractures has been well-documented in developed settings, limited evidence exists on the surgical outcomes of open fractures in terms of limb salvage in low- and middle-income countries. We therefore reviewed the Médecins Sans Frontières-Operational Centre Brussels (MSF-OCB) orthopaedic surgical activities in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and in three non-emergency projects to assess the limb salvage rates in humanitarian contexts in relation to surgical staff skills.