Combat injuries to the foot and ankle are challenging to treat due to frequent high-energy mechanisms, environmental contamination, and soft tissue and bony damage. Prevention and treatment of infections in injuries to the foot and ankle are critical to achieving the goals of tissue healing and restoration of function. The guidelines for treatment of these foot and ankle injuries are similar to those in place for civilians; however, allowances must be made for the realities of combat including an often austere environment, the need for evacuation, and limitations on resources available for treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Foot and ankle clinics|
|State||Published - Mar 2010|
- Foot and ankle
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine