TITLE

MAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA: Gunshot Injuries

AUTHOR(S)
Holmes, Jon D.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Peterson's Principles of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery;2004, Vol. 1, p509
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 26 of the book "Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery" is presented. It cites the need for surgeons to be cautious of categorization of gunshot wounds (GSWs) and treatment algorithms. It says that victims of gunshot injuries are best managed by standard advanced trauma life protocols upon their admission. The author stresses the importance of bone grafts to the treatment of GSWs to the face whether for replacement of loss of bone or reinforcement of comminuted fragments.
ACCESSION #
28571327

 

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