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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)|
|State||Published - May 2002|
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