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Operation MEND for Iraq war veterans

Best surgical care for the military

Reza Jarrahy, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA, discusses Operation MEND, which is a collaboration UCLA has with the US Army to treat craniofacial injuries sustained by US troops in the Middle East.

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