Mechanisms of Injury During Modern Naval Operations

Matthew C. Vasquez*, Diego A. Vicente, Matthew D. Tadlock

*Corresponding author for this work

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The shipboard and flight deck environments are associated with high amounts of risk and have the potential to generate mass casualty incidents (MCIs). In the modern era, while combat-related casualty events aboard ships are rare, a review of shipboard mishaps demonstrates that significant injuries and even mortality continue to occur despite safety protocols and checklists. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of recent shipboard injuries can help maritime surgeons and surgical teams prepare their operating rooms and triage teams to better take care of these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExpeditionary Surgery at Sea
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783031218934
ISBN (Print)9783031218927
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Aircraft
  • Disease nonbattle injury
  • Injury
  • Injury at sea
  • Mechanism of injury
  • Military Medicine
  • Naval Medicine
  • Ships
  • Warfare


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