Civilian injuries due to unexploded ordnance in military training areas in southern Israel

G. Shaked, G. Beck, G. Sebbag, A. Yitzhak, A. Zlotnik, D. Czeiger

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Abstract

Background: The problem of unexploded ordnance (UXO) is global and is usually associated with active or former war zones. Civilian injuries due to UXO in military training areas are not common. Methods: This is a retrospective case series study based on prospectively collected data on patients who sustained injuries from UXO explosions and were admitted to the Soroka University Trauma Center during a five-year period. Results: Twelve patients were included in this series. All patients were Bedouin and the distribution of injuries was concentrated around the head and upper and lower extremities, with sparing of the torso. Conclusion: Awareness and implementation of preventive measures are expected to reduce the incidence of this type of injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Explosion
  • Military training areas
  • Prevention
  • Trauma
  • Unexploded ordnance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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