Managing Dismounted Complex Blast Injuries in Military & Civilian Settings

Guidelines and Principles

  • Joseph M. Galante
  • Matthew J. Martin
  • Carlos J. Rodriguez
  • Wade Travis Gordon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Carlos J. Rodriguez, Joseph M. Galante
    Pages 1-5
  3. Babak Sarani, Geoffrey L. Shapiro, James J. Geracci, E. Reed Smith
    Pages 15-27
  4. Jayson Aydelotte
    Pages 29-42
  5. Phillip Kemp Bohan, Martin A. Schreiber
    Pages 43-56
  6. Travis M. Polk, Matthew J. Martin, Ronald R. Barbosa
    Pages 57-76
  7. Rachel M. Russo, Joseph J. DuBose
    Pages 77-97
  8. George C. Balazs, Jean-Claude G. D’Alleyrand
    Pages 99-110
  9. Ryan P. Dumas, Jeremy W. Cannon
    Pages 111-119
  10. Luke R. Johnston, Elliot M. Jessie, Matthew J. Bradley
    Pages 121-133
  11. Timothy K. Williams, W. Darrin Clouse
    Pages 135-150
  12. Matthew Banti, Jack Ryan Walter
    Pages 151-158
  13. Gabriel J. Pavey, Benjamin K. Potter
    Pages 159-180
  14. Jason Scott Radowsky, Debra L. Malone
    Pages 181-195
  15. Gary Vercruysse
    Pages 197-208
  16. Corinne E. Wee, Jason M. Souza, Terri A. Zomerlei, Ian L. Valerio
    Pages 209-223
  17. Keith P. Myers, Tirzah VanDamme, Paul F. Pasquina
    Pages 225-239
  18. Bruno S. Subbarao, Rebecca N. Tapia, Blessen C. Eapen
    Pages 241-249
  19. William Robbins, Ajit B. Pai
    Pages 251-258
  20. Heather C. Yun, Dana M. Blyth, Clinton K. Murray
    Pages 269-283
  21. Michael B. Yaffe, Alok Gupta, Allison Weisbrod, James R. Dunne
    Pages 285-291
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 293-301

About this book


This text is designed to present a comprehensive and state-of the-art approach to dismounted complex blast injuries. Sections address care of these patients from the point of injury through rehabilitation. The specific areas addressed include blast mechanics, stabilization and hemorrhage control at the point of injury, early resuscitation at local hospitals, a systematic approach to surgical care, and finally reconstruction and rehabilitation. Specific chapters focus on operative management of pelvic, abdominal, genitourinary, orthopedic, neurological and thoracic injuries. The authors of each chapter, are experts in treating DCBIs that have had direct hands-on experience through military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each chapter describes patient presentation and an algorithm outlining treatment with support from the literature. The text will conclude with three chapters. The first explores new advances in care that can be applied to these injuries. The second highlights the organization and team approach to care of these patients. Finally, the last chapter describes an actual case, cared for by the editors, that encompasses points from the chapters in the text. Extensive illustrations and flow diagrams are used throughout the text.

This text is specifically designed to be a “how to” guide for inexperienced military and civilian providers. The chapters are organized in a step-wise fashion that mirrors the patient’s course from point of injury through their hospital course. Combining authors’ experience with illustrations and algorithm diagrams creates a text that is easy to use as a reference text or basis of training for future military and civilian surgeons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph M. Galante
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Martin
    • 2
  • Carlos J. Rodriguez
    • 3
  • Wade Travis Gordon
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Trauma and Acute Care SurgeryUniversity of California Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Madigan Army Medical CenterTacomaUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryWalter Reed National Military Medical CenterBethesdaUSA
  4. 4.Department of OrthopaedicsWalter Reed National Military Medical CenterBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74671-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74672-2
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