Returning to duty after open tibial fractures

By Peter Pollack

Patients treated with limb salvage or amputation have comparable rates of return

“If you have a severe lower extremity injury, whether you choose to undergo amputation or limb salvage, it is unlikely that you will return to duty,” said LTC Joseph R. Hsu, MD, who presented his paper on “Return to Military Service Following Type III Open Tibia Fracture” at the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society’s Specialty Day at the AAOS Annual Meeting.

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