|Surgery for Victims of War (ICRC, 1998, 225 p.)|
|10. WOUNDS OF LIMBS|
Careful assessment of the probable blood loss must be made and measures must be taken to prevent haemorrhagic shock. A vascular and neurological assessment of the extremity distal to the injury must be made. Tetanus toxoid and penicillin should be given. X-rays are not required routinely, and judgement is necessary to determine which patients need X-ray.