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Madenwald Malcolm B. M.D. F.A.C.S.; Fisher, Richard C. M.D.
Techniques in Orthopaedics: October 1995
Orthopaedic Lessons from Recent Wars: Articles: PDF Only


The care of war wounds in developing countries is different from care of those incurred with conventional warfare. This difference stems from the lack of adequate transportation systems, medical and surgical facilities, and trained personnel. We review experience in treating war injuries in Afghanistan and Mozambique in recent years. These countries were engaged in civil conflicts in which a large percentage of the injuries were sustained by the civilian population. The types of injuries encountered and the treatment given are compared with contemporary treatment of civilian gunshot injuries in the inner city areas of the United States.

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