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War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007

War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007

Medical Challenges in the Midst of War

with a foreword by Bob Woodruff

This comprehensive new publication from The Borden Institute, an agency of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School, describes the management of nearly 100 cases of acute combat trauma, conducted in the forward austere operative environment of war in the 21st century. Presented with accurate and vivid surgical photos, the cases encompass the spectrum of trauma that characterizes war today, as well as the medical interventions constantly evolving to treat these wounds.

With the most recent cases reported from combat hospitals within months of publication, this book presents emerging medical-surgical practice in real time. The authors discuss in detail such topics as:

  • Damage control surgery
  • Aggressive management of compartment syndrome
  • New directions in the management of head injuries
  • Use of tourniquets
  • Decision analysis in the approach to vascular repairs
  • Soft-tissue coverage of wounds.

War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq provides all medical professionals with insights into the extraordinary technical, clinical, and ethical challenges of their deployed colleagues. 2008. 464 pages.

War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007

Publisher: Defense Dept., Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute

Description: Specialty Volume of Textbooks of Military Medicine. TMM. Edited by Shawn Christian Nessen, Dave Edmond Lounsbury, and Stephen P. Hetz. Foreword by Bob Woodruff. Prepared especially for medical personnel. Provides the fundamental principles and priorities critical in managing the trauma of modern warfare. Contains concise supplemental material for for military surgeons deploying or preparing to deploy to a combat theater.

Year/Pages: 2008: 464 p.; ill.

Price: $71.00 Add To Cart

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