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ONR Developing New Ways to Protect Injured Limbs

Posted by Staff on Sep 15, 2016


ARLINGTON, Va. — The moments after a traumatic limb injury resulting from an explosive blast are critical. Blood is lost, tissue begins to dry and deteriorate, and dirt and harmful bacteria may enter the wound -increasing the risk of infection, limb loss or even death. To combat this threat, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring work to develop a breakthrough medical wrap that will not only cover injured limbs, but also mitigate damage and protect tissue for up to three days.

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