Nonconventional uses of the rocket-propelled grenade and its consequences

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

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Abstract

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 - Jun 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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