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Femoral vessel injuries in modern warfare since Vietnam.
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PMID:  14529249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of lower extremity injuries is high in modern warfare; however the mortality rate from these injuries is low. Despite the overall low mortality of lower extremity injuries, many deaths in modern conflicts are due to femoral vessel injury. The modern warfare literature was reviewed. In Somalia, 1 of the 14 reported deaths was due to a laceration of the superficial femoral artery. In the Persian Gulf, three deaths were reported in an Army field hospital, one resulted from uncontrolled hemorrhage from a profunda femoris artery wound and two others resulted from traumatic amputations with consequent major arterial injury. Despite the advances in modern body armor, the groin is left unprotected. A strategy to help minimize U.S. casualties in modern warfare may be a method of field hemostasis specifically designed for femoral vessel injury.
Jonathan P Pearl; Michael P McNally; Philip W Perdue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  168     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-07     Completed Date:  2003-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  733-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, MD 20889, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Femoral Artery / injuries*
Leg Injuries / epidemiology*
Military Personnel
Comment In:
Mil Med. 2004 Sep;169(9):vi   [PMID:  15497222 ]

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