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Problem

185,000 amputations are performed in the US every year

The lifetime healthcare costs associated with an amputation are over $500,000

Time is Tissue

This timeline shows the progression of an injury requiring a tourniquet. Without oxygen, due to lack of blood flow, tissue begins to suffocate and die. To prevent amputation, patients have 6 hours to seek treatment.

Current Situation

Soldiers who are seriously injured in combat are transported great distances for treatment. US servicemen who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan were routinely flown to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.