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CARING FOR THE WOUNDED

Amputation rate for US troops twice that of past wars

Doctors cite need for prosthetics as more lives saved

By Raja Mishra
Globe Staff / December 9, 2004

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US troops injured in Iraq have required limb amputations at twice the rate of past wars, and as many as 20 percent have suffered head and neck injuries that may require a lifetime of care, according to new data giving the clearest picture yet of the severity of battlefield wounds. (Full article: 878 words)

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