Head, face, and neck injuries during Operation Iraqi Freedom II: results from the US Navy-Marine Corps Combat Trauma Registry.

@article{Wade2007HeadFA,
  title={Head, face, and neck injuries during Operation Iraqi Freedom II: results from the US Navy-Marine Corps Combat Trauma Registry.},
  author={Amber L Wade and Judy L. Dye and Charlene R Mohrle and Michael R. Galarneau},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2007},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={836-40}
}
BACKGROUND Head, face, and neck injuries (HFNIs) are an important source of combat mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to document the characteristics and causes of HFNIs during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. METHODS A retrospective review of HFNIs sustained by US military casualties between March 1, 2004 and September 30, 2004 was performed. Data were collected from the Navy-Marine Corps Combat Trauma Registry. RESULTS During the study period, 39% of all injury casualties… CONTINUE READING