Analysing the Management & Outcome of Open Fractures of the Femur Sustained on the Battlefield

Research Paper Title The management and outcome of open fractures of the femur sustained on the battlefield over a ten-year period. Background This was a retrospective study of survivors of recent conflicts with an open fracture of the femur. Methods The researchers analysed the records of 48 patients (48 fractures) and assessed the outcome. Results… Read More

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What is Tactical Damage Control Resuscitation (TDCR)?

Research Paper Title Tactical Damage Control Resuscitation. Abstract Recently the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care changed the guidelines on fluid use in haemorrhagic shock. The current strategy for treating haemorrhagic shock is based on early use of components: Packed Red Blood Cells (PRBCs); Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP); and Platelets in a 1:1:1 ratio. The… Read More

Integration of Expeditionary Surgical and Resuscitation Teams for Special Operations Forces

Research Paper Title Special Operations Force Risk Reduction: Integration of Expeditionary Surgical and Resuscitation Teams. Abstract Haemorrhage in the pre-surgical setting has been the most significant cause of death on the battlefield. Damage control surgery (DCS) near the point of injury (POI) is not a new concept, but having conventional medical teams supporting Special Operations… Read More

Battle Lost, Battle Gained…

“Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as… Read More

Deaths on the Battlefield

“As happens in many battles, the losers and winners differed not only in the proportions of men killed and wounded but also in the types of wounds suffered and, especially, in the ways they died. In ancient battles for which detailed historical documentary is available, usually fewer than 5 percent of the soldiers on the victorious… Read More

Battles & Credit…

“Soldiers usually win the battles and generals get the credit for them.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the… Read More