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Surgery for victims of war

Surgery for victims of war

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This handbook summarizes the experience of leading practitioners in the field of war surgery and is intended to help military and civilian surgical teams treat people wounded in armed conflicts. It covers first aid, admission of urgent cases and triage, skin grafts, treatment of infections, wounds and burns, plastic surgery and anaesthesiology.

ICRC, Geneva, 1998, 3rd ed. revised, XV + 203 pp., illus., photos., 16 x 23 cm, English, French / Price CHF 30.- / ref. 0446

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/p0446
This handbook summarizes the experience of leading practitioners in the field of war surgery and is intended to help military and civilian surgical teams treat people wounded in armed conflicts. It covers first aid, admission of urgent cases and triage, skin grafts, treatment of infections, wounds and burns, plastic surgery and anaesthesiology.

ICRC, Geneva, 1998, 3rd ed. revised, XV + 203 pp., illus., photos., 16 x 23 cm, English, French / Price CHF 30.- / ref. 0446

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/p0446

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Published by: International Committee of the Red Cross on Nov 04, 2009
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Mines are exploding devices which, by their design, cause trau-
matic amputation of foot or leg, often combined with multiple
severe wounds. The wounds are all severely contaminated by mud,
grass, pieces of shoes and clothes driven deep into the wounds at
the time of explosion. These injuries draw heavily on resources
because they need a long operation time, many operations per
patient, blood transfusions, dressing material, a long hospital stay,
and a difficult period of rehabilitation, which usually includes the
fitting of an artificial limb.

The wound classification is a useful tool to describe and doc-
ument the characteristics of any wound from any weapon.

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