The role of negative pressure wound therapy in salvaging a six-year-old child’s crushed foot — A case report

Publication date: Available online 27 October 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Dimitrios Begkas, John Michelarakis, Hristos Mirtsios, Panagiotis Deimedes, Dimitrios Bougiouklis Crushed extremity is an infrequent injury in children and represents a major challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. Sometimes the decision making process, whether to amputate or save a limb, is very difficult. Several scoring systems have been developed in order to determine the fate of crushed extremities, but they are not always predictive when patients are children

Publication date: Available online 27 October 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Dimitrios Begkas, John Michelarakis, Hristos Mirtsios, Panagiotis Deimedes, Dimitrios Bougiouklis Crushed extremity is an infrequent injury in children and represents a major challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. Sometimes the decision making process, whether to amputate or save a limb, is very difficult. Several scoring systems have been developed in order to determine the fate of crushed extremities, but they are not always predictive when patients are children

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The role of negative pressure wound therapy in salvaging a six-year-old child’s crushed foot — A case report