War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq

A Series of Cases, 2003-2007

By Shawn Christian Nessen (Editor); Dave Edmond Lounsbury (Editor); Stephen P. Hetz (Editor)
(Government Printing Office, Hardcover, 9780981822808, 441pp.)

Publication Date: July 2008

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War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq, with a foreword by Bob Woodruff, describes the management of nearly 100 cases of acute comat trauma, conducted in the forward austere operative environment of war in the 21st century.  Presented with vivid surgical photos, the cases encompass the spectrum of trauma that characterizes war today, as well as the medical interventions constantly evolving to treat these wounds.

With the most recent cases report from cobat hospitals within months of publication, this book presents emerging medical-surgical practice in real time.  The authors discuss in detail an array of topics including:
*  Damage control surgery
* Aggressive management of compartment syndrome
* New directions in the management of head injuries
* Use of tourniquets,
* Decision analysis in the approach to vascular repairs and
* Soft-tissue coverage of wounds.

War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq provides all medical professionals with insight into the extraordinary technical, clinical, and ethical challenges of their deployed colleagues.

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