Femoral fracture from gunshot injury

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Trauma call.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Heavily comminuted distal femoral shaft fracture with medial displacement distally. Multiple metallic foreign bodies are adjacent to the fracture. Soft tissue gas noted.

Case Discussion

This patient is obviously at risk from vascular injury but subsequent CTA did not demonstrate any injury. 

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Case information

rID: 42977
Published: 21st Mar 2016
Last edited: 21st Mar 2016
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