Gun shot wound to humerus

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

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Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Comminuted open fracture of the shaft of the right humerus with innumerable pellets around the fracture.

Case Discussion

At short range, the combined energy of the shotgun pellets can lead to devastating injury, more severe than from a bullet fired at same range.

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