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A New Use For Polytrauma Treatment

Physical therapist Dillon Bomer works with veteran William Geralds in the gym at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio. (Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio)
Physical therapist Dillon Bomer works with veteran William Geralds in the gym at the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio. (Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio)

Treating American service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan has caused a new military emphasis on polytrauma, a medical term meaning more than one serious injury.

The lessons learned from treating those complex wounds demanded a new model of care that today is helping veterans and active-duty military heal — whether they have seen combat or not. Wendy Rigby ( @TPRWendy) from Texas Public Radio has the story.

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