Orthopaedic injuries associated with fall from floor forty-seven

Christopher K. Kepler, Shane J. Nho, Anna N. Miller, Philip S. Barie, John P. Lyden

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This case report provides background reviewing mortality rates associated with falls from height before detailing the clinical history of a patient who survived a fall from a height of 43 stories. A multidisciplinary team treated both orthopaedic and nonorthopaedic injuries with the ultimate goal of preserving potential for independent function. A discussion of relevant pathoanatomy seen after falls from a height is included, and the discussion concludes with a review of damage control orthopaedics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-158
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009


  • Deceleration injury
  • Fall from height
  • Free fall


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