Blast Injuries: Mechanics and Wounding Patterns


Blast and fragment injuries are the most frequently encountered wounds in modern warfare. Explosive devices have become the preferred weapon of domestic and foreign terrorists because they are relatively inexpensive to manufacture and can cause substantial casualties. Although blast injuries have traditionally been associated with the battlefield, this type of trauma is being seen more commonly today among noncombatants due to increasing worldwide terrorism. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 19(1):8–12, 2010)

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CAPT Dana C. Covey, MD, and Christopher T. Born, MD