a new initiative, The Disaster Preparedness and Trauma Care Toolbox,
featuring the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS)
Consider recent events like 9/11, the earthquake in Haiti, and the disastrous flooding in Afghanistan. Events such as these called to service our Nation’s military forces and the subsequent care of the wounded have led to advances in combat casualty care. The mission of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) is to provide a forum for the interchange of medical knowledge as it relates to the practice of orthopaedics in the military. Attending to our wounded warriors is our most sacred task and the lessons learned in caring for the Nation’s finest may benefit all those who care for the victims of disaster and war.
Materials and editorial support for The Disaster Preparedness Toolbox is provided by SOMOS Education Representatives Lt Col Ky Kobayashi, MD and Col. Benjamin Kam, MD.