Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 12:31:16 +0200
Subject: Smashed Forefoot Injuries
What treatment do you prefer in similar cases?
Man, 57 y.o., got a trauma in the coal mine.
Diagnosis: smash of the front parts of both feet, multiple open fractures of metatarsus bones and phalanxes of toes, contused-scalped wounds.
Right: scalped wound on the sole (10*8cm), partial injury of toes flexion tendons, incomplete tearing off of I-III toes (on the back piece);
Left: lacerated-contused wound on the back surface (4*7cm) with smashed edges, wound on the heads of metatarsus II-III bones (4*2cm), contused wound on the sole (2*1cm).
dr. Anton Vladzymyrskyy
R&D Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedy