Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 1Tuen Mun Hospital and 2North District Hospital, Hong Kong.
The management of gunshot wounds should not have major difference with the treatment of other compound injuries. Surgeons equipped with basic scientific knowledge of wound ballistics and sound principles for the surgical treatment of compound wounds should be able to manage their patients safely and effectively.(Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2002;6(1):42-46)
Key words: Blast injuries; Fractures/surgery; Muscle, skeletal/injuries; Wound; Gunshot/therapy
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