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Rotman Mitchell B. M.D.; Hoffer, M Mark M.D.
Techniques in Orthopaedics: October 1995
Orthopaedic Lessons from Recent Wars: Articles: PDF Only


Lessons were learned regarding the treatment of war injuries during two recent humanitarian missions to Sri Lanka. Major problems included a lack of an aeromedical evacuation plan and formal amputation/prosthesis program, large bone defects, and a high incidence of nerve and self-inflicted injuries. Treatment was dependent on the availability of equipment.

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