Amputations of limbs during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan
International Orthopaedics, 07/31/2012
Awais SM et al. – In a massive calamity over a wide geographic area away from big university hospitals, such as the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, the level 1 operating theatre facilities must be established within the area to meet the needs of the patients nearest to their homes and families, and run forever so that patients can have excellent follow–up and can use the same facilities regularly. For example, in this study the authors managed 112 amputees and placed them in a rehabilitation programme, and transferred these centres to the hospital authorities after five years.