Management of civilian low-velocity gunshot injuries to an extremity Journal Article uri icon
  • ➤ : Much of the literature on low-velocity gunshot wounds is Level-III or IV evidence, warranting the need for higher-powered, randomized, prospective investigations. : Despite an increasing rate of civilian low-velocity gunshot injuries, there remains a lack of evidence-based treatment standards. ➤ : Most low-velocity gunshot-induced fractures of the extremity can be managed similarly to non-gunshot-induced fractures, with the goals of restoring function and minimizing complications. ➤ : There are a limited number of high-quality studies to support the use of prophylactic antibiotics for nonoperatively treated gunshot wounds. ➤ : Intra-articular retained bullets should be removed, while prophylactic irrigation and debridement for a transarticular bullet is not routinely warranted for infection prevention. ➤

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    publication date
  • 2021
  • Research
  • Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Surgery
  • Violence
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  • issue
  • 11