This is an easy to read reference and practical guide to the management of combat extremity injuries, which account for a high percentage of the injuries sustained in recent and current conflicts. The surgical techniques appropriate to the full range of extremity injuries and some other frequent injuries, such as trauma to the spine and pelvis, are clearly described with the aid of helpful illustrations. In each chapter a “bottom line up front” approach is adopted, providing key messages first; a further important feature is the emphasis placed on case-based information and lessons learned from practice. Care has been taken to ensure that the advice provided is straightforward and in line with military clinical practice guidelines. This book, written by surgeons with experience in combat casualty care, will be relevant to all physicians working in forward surgical teams, combat surgical hospitals, or the “Charlie Med”.?

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Publish YearJanuary 2014