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SHORT NOTE | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2572-3243.1510067

Wartime Orthopedic Surgical Judgment

Ismet Gavrankapetanović* and Adnan Papović

Clinic for Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Clinical Center Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Orthopedic surgical judgment and a decision-making process in peace is a topic that has been discussed and written about for decades, but the wartime surgical judgment is something that cannot be predicted or prepared for. There is no wartime surgery class in any medical school worldwide that can prepare a surgeon for his/her work under a wartime environment applying all of their knowledge, skill and effort to achieve the best possible result for a patient. With this short note, authors would like to raise awareness on all surgical and medical staff worldwide working under wartime conditions and giving their super-human efforts to save patients.