Thursday, March 02, 2006

Number of Wounded; Number of Amputees

Notification is increasingly important because higher proportions of service members are surviving combat injuries. As of Feb. 4, 16,653 service members have been wounded and survived, accounting for 88 percent of all casualties. This is the highest such rate in our history.
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Notes: This may or may not be the total number wounded. I have read that they report only the number wounded in combat. So, the number could be higher.

If we take 6% of this number, as reported in an earlier post. This would make the number of amputees 999.

2 Comments:

At 2:54 PM, Blogger pvt pyle said...

This is a link for Army amputee count,
http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/news/medevacstats/medevacstats.htm

I have found nothing comparable from the Marine Corps/Navy/Air Force.

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Metacarpal MotionsĀ® said...

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get an accurate (or a ballpark figure - I'm not picky at this point) account of the number of amputees overall? Thank you; any suggestions are much appreciated.

 

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