Scottish Military Veterans Who Lose Limbs Due to Disease

Research Paper Title Postservice lower limb amputation in Scottish military veterans. Background Recent attention has focused on veterans who have lost limbs in conflict, but the number of UK veterans who lose limbs to disease is unknown. The researchers used data from the Trends in Scottish Veterans’ Health study to explore postservice lower limb amputation.… Read More

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Remember the Importance of the Civilian Trauma Mission for Maintaining Surgical Skills relevant to Limb Salvage during a Low-volume Combat Casualty Flow Era

Research Paper Title Being Prepared for the Next Conflict Part II: Case Analysis of a Military Level 1 Trauma Center. Background Combat-related injuries have declined substantially in recent years as we have transitioned to a low-volume combat casualty flow era. Surgeons must remain actively committed to training for the next engagement to maintain life and… Read More

What is the Impact of Surgical Amputation & Valproic Acid on Pain & Functional Trajectory?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Surgical Amputation and Valproic Acid on Pain and Functional Trajectory: Results from the Veterans Integrated Pain Evaluation Research (VIPER) Randomized, Double-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Trial. Background To determine if the perioperative administration of valproic acid reduces the incidence of chronic pain three months after amputation or revision surgery. Methods A multi-centre,… Read More

Linking Combat Mortality & Medical Evacuation Transport Time

Research Paper Title Impact of prehospital medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) transport time on combat mortality in patients with non-compressible torso injury and traumatic amputations: a retrospective study. Background In combat operations, patients with traumatic injuries require expeditious evacuation to improve survival. Studies have shown that long transport times are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Limited… Read More

Analysing Major Deployment-related Amputations of Lower & Upper Limbs for Active & Reserve Components of the US Armed Forces (2001-2017)

Research Paper Title Major deployment-related amputations of lower and upper limbs, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2017. Abstract Major amputations of the lower and upper limbs are among the most life-altering and debilitating combat injuries. From 01 January 2001 through 31 October 2017, a total of 1,705 service members sustained major deployment-related lower… Read More