McHale Kathleen A. M.D. F.A.C.S.; Jackson, Joseph P. Jr. M.D., F.A.C.S.Techniques in Orthopaedics: October 1995 Orthopaedic Lessons from Recent Wars: Articles: PDF Only Buy Abstract Summary: Recent conflicts have resulted in complex extremity injuries thai, with modern technical possibilities, present challenges for reconstruction, particular in the highly trained, motivated, and fit military personnel of today. Modern weaponry has produced high velocity and blast injuries that a x of such complexity that they may exceed classification by classic systems. Preparation for combat medicine includes knowledge of and communication between medical care facilities. Strict adherence to basic principles of wound and trauma management is necessary. Although amputations remain a significant number of combat injuries, new techniques offer potential for limb salvage and reconstruction. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.