Combat damage control surgery.

  title={Combat damage control surgery.},
  author={Lorne H. Blackbourne},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={36 7 Suppl},
BACKGROUND Although the use of damage control surgery for blunt and penetrating injury has been widely reported and defined, the use of damage control surgery on the battlefield (combat damage control surgery) has not been well detailed. DISCUSSION Damage control surgery is now well established as the standard of care for severely injured civilian patients requiring emergent laparotomy in the United States. The civilian damage control paradigm is based on a "damage control trilogy." This… CONTINUE READING