Management of High-Velocity Injuries of the Head and Neck

Jacob S. Majors, Joseph Brennan, G. Richard Holt

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Abstract

Trauma centers must prepare to manage high-velocity injuries resulting from a mass casualty incidents as global terrorism becomes a greater concern and an increasing risk. The most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have significantly improved understanding of battlefield trauma and how to appropriately address these injures. This article applies combat surgery experience to civilian situations, outlines the physiology and kinetics of high-velocity injuries, and reviews applicable triage and management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-502
Number of pages10
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Head and neck surgery
  • High-velocity injury
  • Mass casualty incident

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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