Combat casualty care: the Alpha Surgical Company experience during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

@article{Marshall2005CombatCC,
  title={Combat casualty care: the Alpha Surgical Company experience during Operation Iraqi Freedom.},
  author={Thomas J Marshall},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={170 6},
  pages={
          469-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND Operation Iraqi Freedom was the first large-scale combat operation involving the U.S. Marine Corps since the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Data from a combat surgical company are presented. METHODS Records of all U.S. and Iraqi combat casualties admitted to the surgical company were reviewed. RESULTS Fifty-three (57%) of 93 patients suffered penetrating injuries. Most wounds were produced by high-explosive munitions (mines, hand grenades, and rocket-propelled grenades), and the… CONTINUE READING
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