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A case of an accidental gunshot wound to the foot while hunting!

A case of an accidental gunshot wound to the foot while hunting!


The treatment of gunshot wounds in the lower extremity can become challenging due to the extent of injury and loss of muscle, tendon, bone, skin, nerves and vascular supply.

Many of these wounds require specialized fixation techniques, soft tissue reconstruction and extensive wound care, making an understanding of ballistics, the mechanism of injury and wound characteristics important when evaluating firearm injuries.

The victim’s clinical examination will reveal skin wounds and the approximate location of fractures. One must determine the patient’s distal neurovascular status as soon as possible.



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