Spinal Injuries in United States Military Personnel Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan: An Epidemiological Investigation Involving 7877 Combat Casualties From 2005 to 2009

Spine, 09/16/2013

Determine the incidence and epidemiology of combat–related spinal injuries for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The incidence of spine trauma in modern warfare exceeds reported rates from earlier conflicts. The study design and population size may enhance the capacity for generalization of the findings.

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