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Blast and ballistic injury

J. Clasper

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012006

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Blast and ballistic injury

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Unlike civilian trauma most ballistic injuries are due to penetrating wounds

Although weapons may change, the principles of treatment remain the same, prevent death by stopping bleeding, and prevent infection by removing dead and foreign material

The severity of the injury is related to the energy transfer to the tissues as well as the specific structures injured

Mass casualty situations may require Triage of the casualties.

Chapter.  5616 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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