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Blast Injury in a Mounted Soldier

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Description:

A soldier within a vehicle ("mounted") may suffer a number of injuries if a blast occurs. An enclosed space allows pressure waves to be reflected, resulting in prolonged exposure to pressure. Severe torso injuries can result from pure axial loading.

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