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Uhorchak John M. M.D.; Arciero, Robert A. M.D.
Techniques in Orthopaedics: October 1995
Orthopaedic Lessons from Recent Wars: Articles: PDF Only


Modern warfare, from full-scale wars to regional conflicts, continues unabated through the later part of the twentieth century. The U.S. military may frequently need to intervene. When combat operations ensue, 60-70% of the wounds will be orthopaedic-related injuries. Medical support will be emplaced early in these operations, and orthopaedic surgeons will be in the initial wave of that support team. It is necessary for all uniformed orthopaedic surgeons to be trained and ready to apply the lessons learned from previous conflicts. Thus, they can ensure that those warriors who return “carried on their shields” receive the quality care they deserve.

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