A review of the long-term health outcomes associated with war-related amputation.

@article{Robbins2009ARO,
  title={A review of the long-term health outcomes associated with war-related amputation.},
  author={Christopher B. Robbins and Daniel J. Vreeman and Mark S Sothmann and Stephen L Wilson and Neil Bryan Oldridge},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={174 6},
  pages={588-92}
}
The rate of war-related amputations in current U.S. military personnel is now twice that experienced by military personnel in previous wars. We reviewed the literature for health outcomes following war-related amputations and 17 studies were retrieved with evidence that (a) amputees are at a significant risk for developing cardiovascular disease; (b) insulin may play an important role in regulating blood pressure in maturity-onset obesity; (c) lower-extremity amputees are at risk for joint pain… CONTINUE READING

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