25 Jun '16, 1pm

XStat sponges saves coalition soldier's life after bullet wound

After arriving at the forward operating base, the surgical team removed the tourniquet applied in the field, Fox said. They had were having extreme difficulty trying to stop the bleeding where the bone-shattering bullet had created a cavity, or a deficit wound. They tried to cauterize the wound, insert bone wax (a wax used to control bleeding from bone surfaces during surgery) and they tried to stuff it with gauze; none of these measures stabilized the patient, Fox said.

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/06/25/xstat-...

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