Journal articlesA patient’s perspective on his military and civil post-trauma wound care treatment

A patient’s perspective on his military and civil post-trauma wound care treatment

09/05/16 | Acute wounds, Societies | Liz Rasmussen

Michael Clough’s wound care journey started with an ill-fated parachute landing during an army parachute training exercise in Cyprus in January 2012. As he came in to land, a crosswind caught him, throwing him to the ground and causing an open complex fracture to his tibia and fibula. Mike’s fractures turned into a series of challenges that included several rounds of surgery and injuries that became life changing. In this article, Michael describes his experience of treatment by specialist military trauma services, a veterans' charity and his local NHS wound care team.