GWOT Vascular Injury Study 2 Supplemental Project: Impact of Prophylactic Fasciotomy
Technical Report,29 Sep 2014,28 Sep 2015
The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States
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This study will involve a retrospective analysis of large patient cohort of US service members included in the GWOTVII database as having sustained wartime LEVI with and without fasciotomy in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The GWOTVII database will be used to initially identify patients, and will then be used to provide demographic information and data on injury characteristics, complications, other injures, and limb salvage information. Information regarding fasciotomy wound management and iatrogenic complications of fasciotomy will be obtained from individual patient records. Information specific for return-to-duty and long-term disability will be obtained from the Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Office. for each branch of service.