Gunshot wounds to the lower extremities.

Paul A. Dicpinigaitis, Robert Fay, Kenneth A. Egol, Philip R Wolinsky, Nirmal Tejwani, Kenneth J. Koval

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Abstract

In this article, we briefly mention the personal, social, and economic costs of gunshot injuries; describe the science of ballistics and how differences in ballistics affect gunshot wounds and their treatment; and review the general principles involved in managing gunshot injuries. We will summarize the strategies for treating adults with gunshot injuries to specific regions of the lower extremities--the hip, the femur, the knee, the tibia, and the foot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-293
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume31
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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