Accession Number:

ADA409059

Title:

Final Report of the Lower Extremity Assessment Program (LEAP 99-2). Volume 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

2000-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

Research conducted by Department of Defense laboratories and facilities, collaborating with leading academic institutions, has demonstrated that currently available landmine protective footwear does not prevent severe injury. This footwear potentially reduces injury severity against some antipersonnel mines. Volume II of the Lower Extremity Assessment Program LEAP 99-2 discusses the change of injury pattern in a cadaver model wearing mine protective footwear during an antipersonnel blast mine detonation. Our analytical methodology developed to assess mine-protective footwear and injury severity associated with blast mines across the spectrum of threat is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE