Combat Casualty Care Conference highlights advancements in care

By Jamie A. Gregorian, Esq

Andrew N. Pollak, MD, honored for work in advancing orthopaedic research to treat wounded

Military surgeons from around the world—including many orthopaedic surgeons—gathered in St. Pete Beach, Fla., this past August for the annual Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care (ATACCC) conference. Among the conference’s highlights was an address by Brig. Gen. Samir Abdullah Hassan, the Iraqi Surgeon General. A significant part of the program focused on extremity trauma research, a long-standing priority of the AAOS.

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