Gun shot wound to humerus

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

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Patient involved in a brawl.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

This patient sustained a shotgun injury to the upper arm, causing a comminuted open fracture of the shaft of the right humerus.

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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Case information

rID: 24457
Case created: 18th Aug 2013
Last edited: 23rd May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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