Ten years at war: comprehensive analysis of amputation trends.

  title={Ten years at war: comprehensive analysis of amputation trends.},
  author={Chad A Krueger and Joseph C. Wenke and James R. Ficke},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  volume={73 6 Suppl 5},
BACKGROUND While multiple studies have examined amputations that have occurred during the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, none of these studies have provided an overarching characterization of all of these injuries. METHODS A retrospective study of all major extremity amputations sustained by US Service Members from January 2001 through July 30, 2011, was performed. Data obtained from these amputees included amputation level(s), mechanism of injury, time to amputation, Injury… CONTINUE READING