Gun shot wound to humerus

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Patient involved in a brawl.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

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
Published: 18th Aug 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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