Orthopedics in Disasters

Orthopedic Injuries in Natural Disasters and Mass Casualty Events

Editors: Wolfson, Nikolaj, Lerner, Alexander, Roshal, Leonid (Eds.)

  • Practical guide to the management of injuries caused by natural disasters and other mass casualty events, including war and terrorist attacks
  • Describes staged treatment for orthopedic injuries under unique circumstances
  • Relevant for a broad spectrum of medical and other professionals​
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About this book

This book is the first to address specifically the mechanisms and treatment of orthopedic injuries due to natural disasters and other mass casualty events. Casualty management is discussed in a range of contexts, from earthquakes and tsunamis to terror attacks and combat situations. Organizational aspects are addressed, general treatment principles are documented, and the management of a variety of orthopedic injuries is described with the aid of numerous illustrations. The book will serve as an invaluable source of practical knowledge for a broad spectrum of medical and other staff, including emergency personnel, orthopedic and trauma surgeons, general practitioners, medical students, and professionals working for the military, government bodies, and NGOs.​


About the authors

Nikolaj Wolfson, MD, FRCSC, FACS, is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in San Francisco, California. He studied at the Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University, before completing his residency at the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Western Ontario and a fellowship at the Division of Orthopedics, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto. After serving as Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at West Virginia University, he became Assistant Professor in Orthopedics, Orthopedic Trauma, at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Wolfson is a visiting fellow at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Dr. Wolfson has volunteered his time and expertise in natural disaster response around the world, including in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. He is Director – Natural Disaster at SICOT, the world’s largest international orthopedic organization, and has also been a member of SICOT’s Trauma Committee since 2008.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wolfson, Nikolaj

    Pages 3-5

  • Epidemiology and History of Natural Disasters and Mass Casualties

    Kiv, Sakal (et al.)

    Pages 7-20

  • Warfare Medicine: Historical Perspectives

    Silverplats, Katarina

    Pages 21-28

  • Emergency Medical Services

    Dudgeon, Robert

    Pages 29-35

  • Treatment Capabilities of Field Hospitals at War and Mass-Casualty Disasters

    Dvoyris, Vladislav (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-48950-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-48948-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Orthopedics in Disasters
Book Subtitle
Orthopedic Injuries in Natural Disasters and Mass Casualty Events
Editors
  • Nikolaj Wolfson
  • Alexander Lerner
  • Leonid Roshal
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-48950-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-48950-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-48948-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 591
Number of Illustrations and Tables
92 b/w illustrations, 197 illustrations in colour
Topics