Soft tissue wounds of U.S. soldiers and their recovery after successful surgical operations in Europe during World War II.
Europe Date:1944 Duration:5 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
A film shows U.S. soldiers being hit by shell fragments and their recovery after surgery in Europe during World War II. A case of soft tissue wound shows a wound on the leg of a soldier who was hit by a shell fragment. Surgery on the wound shows gentle exploration revealing the path of a muscle. The skin incision is enlarged. A blood cord is evacuated. A shell fragment is removed. The wound is dressed. The wound after few days of injury. The wound is ready for skin grafting. The graft being stitched on the wound. Stitches are removed after few weeks and the patient is discharged. A case of multiple soft tissue wound shows a wounded soldier on an evacuation hospital bed. Two wounds on the left arm of the patient. X-rays of the arm of the patient. An incision is made to connect the two wounds. Margins of the wound are divided. Multiple wounds on the hand of a patient. The wound on the left arm after two weeks. The wound is ready for secondary closure or skin grafting. Strapping is done to bring skin margins together. Surgeons operate the same patient. The wound is stitched. The patient shows his hand after healing. A soldier with a wound just below his buttock. A soldier with a scar under scapula. Wounds on right leg and left arm of a soldier. Medics evacuate a wounded soldier. A surgical operation in progress. The soldiers smile after their successful recoveries from soft tissue wounds. U.S. troops during operations of World War II.
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