INJURIES OF THE EXTREMITIES IN 369 US ARMY AND MARINE CORPS CASUALTIES IN VIETNAM.
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD
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This report consists of an analysis of 369 US Army and Marine Corps casualties with missile wounds of the extremities. The men were injured in combat in Vietnam from July 1967 to January 1969. The lower extremities are particularly vulnerable to mine and booby traps and sustained more fractures and injuries resulting in amputations than the upper extremities. The ulnar, radial, and sciatic nerves were most frequently injured. The common femoral, brachial, and popliteal arteries sustained most of the vascular injuries. Author
- Weapons Effects (Biological)