Nonconventional uses of the rocket-propelled grenade and its consequences

Brian J. Woebkenberg, John Glenden DeVine, Robert Rush, Benjamin Starnes, Harry Stinger

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Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom have forced U.S. and allied medical personnel caring for wounded soldiers to reassess nonconventional uses of the rocket-propelled grenade. The effects can be devastating when this device is used as an antipersonnel weapon, producing large blast injuries that are limb and life threatening. A classic case presentation followed by a short historical perspective on the rocket-propelled grenade and a proposed algorithm for initial care of these wounds is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-624
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume172
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Nonconventional uses of the rocket-propelled grenade and its consequences. / Woebkenberg, Brian J.; DeVine, John Glenden; Rush, Robert; Starnes, Benjamin; Stinger, Harry.

In: Military medicine, Vol. 172, No. 6, 01.01.2007, p. 622-624.

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Woebkenberg, Brian J. ; DeVine, John Glenden ; Rush, Robert ; Starnes, Benjamin ; Stinger, Harry. / Nonconventional uses of the rocket-propelled grenade and its consequences. In: Military medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 172, No. 6. pp. 622-624.
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