Abdominal aortic and junctional tourniquet controls hemorrhage from a gunshot wound of the left groin

J Spec Oper Med. 2014 Summer;14(2):6-8. doi: 10.55460/8IYL-YPCC.


"Junctional hemorrhage" is defined as bleeding from the areas at the junction of the trunk and its appendages. This is an important cause of potentially preventable deaths on the battlefield and a difficult condition to treat in the civilian prehospital setting. Having a solution to definitively treat the condition decreases the mortality and morbidity of these injuries. The Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet(tm) is (1) a Food and Drug Administration?cleared device that is currently indicated for pelvic, inguinal, and axillary bleeding; (2) the only junctional tourniquet with an indication for pelvic bleeding; (3) the only junctional tourniquet reported with a successful axillary use; and (4) effective at lower tissue pressures than other junctional tourniquets available.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Treatment / instrumentation*
  • Equipment Design
  • Groin / injuries*
  • Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Transfer
  • Shock, Hemorrhagic / therapy*
  • Tourniquets*
  • Wounds, Gunshot / therapy*
  • Young Adult