Treating War Injuries
An orthopedic surgeon, well-versed in the horrific military wounds seen in Iraq and Afghanistan, discusses new ways of forging treatment plans for military personnel who, in previous wars, would have
Tom Fudge: So far, in Iraq, approximately 3,000 American troops have been killed. But many more than that have been seriously wounded. In a way, the large numbers of wounded is a testament to the quality of medical care they receive in the field. The ability of military physicians to save lives and quickly stabilize war injuries has improved with this conflict.
And joining me to talk about that is Dr. Michael Mazurek. He heads the Trauma, Tumor and Reconstructive Service at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Commander Mazurek is taking part in this week's convention of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in San Diego.
- Commander Michael Mazurek M.D., head of the Trauma, Tumor and Reconstructive Service at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.
End Music: P.S.A. by Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, from the album Life Begins Again (2005)