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Injury to femoral artery hard to treat

Updated: November 27, 2007, 3:50 PM ET
Associated Press

The type of wound suffered by Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor is among the most difficult to fix, trauma experts said Tuesday after the 24-year-old gunshot victim died in a Miami hospital.

Even in a healthy young athlete with access to top trauma care, gunfire tearing through the main artery of the upper leg and abdomen can cause quick, massive blood loss. Doctors who treated Taylor have not given details of his injury or his emergency surgery, but several experts speculate that ...

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