Acute bilateral leg amputation following combat injury in UK servicemen.

  title={Acute bilateral leg amputation following combat injury in UK servicemen.},
  author={Jowan G. Penn-Barwell and Philippa M Bennett and Alan R Kay and Ian D Sargeant},
  volume={45 7},
BACKGROUND This study aims to characterise the injuries and surgical management of British servicemen sustaining bilateral lower limb amputations. METHODS The UK Military Trauma Registry was searched for all cases of primary bilateral lower limb amputation sustained between March 2004 and March 2010. Amputations were excluded if they occurred more than 7 days after injury or if they were at the ankle or more distal. RESULTS There were 1694 UK military patients injured or killed during this… CONTINUE READING
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