The Impact of Amputation Among Veterans

Differences exist between male, female responses to limb loss

MAJ. Jessica C. Rivera, MD, and LT. col. Anthony E. Johnson, MD

Recent U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in nearly 15,000 U.S. service members being evacuated from combat zones with battle-related injuries. Among those injured, approximately 1,200 have sustained at least one battle-related, major amputation (excluding the digits).

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