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Unusual limb injury associated with sport parachuting
  1. A B Y Ng,
  2. A Alfred,
  3. D Q Donaldson,
  4. R S Bale
  1. Orthopaedic Unit, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston PR2 9HT, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr Ng, Orthopaedic Unit, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 2NN, Lancashire, UK;


The case is reported of an open injury of the right arm sustained during a parachute jump. The fracture was managed in the usual way with wound debridement, wound irrigation, skeletal stabilisation, and reconstruction of the soft tissues. Good shoulder and elbow function were achieved. The combined effort of an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and plastic surgeon is essential to improve outcomes in such cases.

  • open fracture
  • arm
  • parachuting

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