Combat-incurred bilateral transfemoral limb loss: a comparison of the Vietnam War to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

@article{Dougherty2012CombatincurredBT,
  title={Combat-incurred bilateral transfemoral limb loss: a comparison of the Vietnam War to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.},
  author={Paul Joseph Dougherty and Lynne Vernice McFarland and Douglas G. Smith and Gayle E. Reiber},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={1590-5}
}
BACKGROUND This study is a comparison of the self-reported health status, quality of life, function, and prosthetic use of veterans with bilateral transfemoral limb loss following combat injury in either the Vietnam War or the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, to learn what improvements in surgery, prosthetics, and rehabilitation have occurred. METHODS Subjects were identified from Veteran's Administration and military databases. A cross-sectional survey was conducted of service… CONTINUE READING
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