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Lessons From the Boston Marathon Bombing: An Orthopaedic Perspective on Preparing for High-Volume Trauma in an Urban Academic Center

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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0890-5339
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1531-2291
DOI
10.1097/BOT.0000000000000413
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Downloaded from http://journals.lww.com/jorthotrauma by BhDMf5ePHKbH4TTImqenVA5KvPVPZ0P5BEgU+IUTEfzO/GUWifn2IfwcEVVH9SSn on 06/03/2020 SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE Lessons From the Boston Marathon Bombing: An Orthopaedic Perspective on Preparing for High-Volume Trauma in an Urban Academic Center Daniel Tobert, MD,*† Arvind von Keudell, MD,*† and Edward K. Rodriguez, MD, PhD† April 15, 2013, at 2:49 PM, 2 bombs were detonated 12 sec- Summary: The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing resulted in a mass onds and approximately 150 m apart from each other near the casualty event that tested the limits of Boston-area trauma centers. crowded finish line. These bombs were improvised explosive The explosions, 12 seconds apart, led to the rapid influx of 124 devices packed with nails, ball-bearings, and shards of metal. patients with primarily lower extremity injuries in 5 different adult The explosive charge was black powder obtained by the level 1 trauma centers. This study aimed to examine the existing perpetrators from legally available firework. Black powder, hospital systems in place for disaster scenarios at the time of the a so-called “low-order explosive” deflagrates quickly. The event and identify areas for improvement. Preparation before the devices were detonated close to ground level in an outdoor Boston Marathon bombing included coordinating the delivery of environment leading to

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Journal of Orthopaedic TraumaWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 1, 2015

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