The incidence of pelvic fractures with traumatic lower limb amputation in modern warfare due to improvised explosive devices.

@article{Cross2014TheIO,
  title={The incidence of pelvic fractures with traumatic lower limb amputation in modern warfare due to improvised explosive devices.},
  author={Alicia M Cross and Charles D Davis and Jowan G. Penn-Barwell and Drena M Taylor and Winston Fidelis de Mello and Jon J. Matthews},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service},
  year={2014},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={152-6}
}
AIMS A frequently-seen injury pattern in current military experience is traumatic lower limb amputation as a result of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). This injury can coexist with fractures involving the pelvic ring. This study aims to assess the frequency of concomitant pelvic fracture in IED-related lower limb amputation. METHODS A retrospective analysis of the trauma charts, medical notes, and digital imaging was undertaken for all patients arriving at the Emergency Department at the… CONTINUE READING
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