Torso trauma on the modern battlefield

Matthew J. Martin, Brian Eastridge, Matthew D. Tadlock

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In the modern era, combat trauma care frequently involves the management of major torso injuries that would have been rapidly fatal in previous conflicts. In addition to the severe wounds and altered physiology, surgical teams are increasingly required to resuscitate patients and operate in a variety of austere forward settings with significant limitations in personnel and equipment, particularly in the early or “immature” phases of any combat action. A more detailed overview of the current military medical system in the forward deployed setting is provided elsewhere (Field Triage in the Military Arena). The purpose of this chapter is to focus on the unique issues and management strategies for patients with major torso trauma (chest, abdomen, or combined thoracoabdominal) in a combat environment.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Título de la publicación alojadaCurrent Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
ISBN (versión digital)9780323697873
EstadoPublished - ene 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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