Friday, April 7, 2006
Roadside Bomb Wounds
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"Most of these injuries are caused by shrapnel from roadside bombs. The wounds are dirty and ragged. The immediate risk is infection. In America, there has been very little coverage of this kind of aftermath of battle.
The second case in the theater is an arm wound, again caused by a bomb blast. There is nothing very delicate about war-time operations.
Nearly 16,000 American troops have been injured in battle since they invaded Iraq two and half years ago. 90% of the casualties happened after Americans were told it was all over. "