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Blast and ballistic injury 

Blast and ballistic injury
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Blast and ballistic injury
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J. Clasper

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012006
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date: 13 December 2019

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.

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