Ballistic injury.

  title={Ballistic injury.},
  author={Martin L. Fackler},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={15 12},
Wound profiles made under controlled conditions in the wound ballistics laboratory at the Letterman Army Institute of Research showed the location along their tissue path at which projectiles cause tissue disruption and the type of disruption (crush from direct contact with the projectile or stretch from temporary cavitation). Comparison of wound profiles showed the fallacy in attempting to judge wound severity using velocity alone, and laid to rest the common belief that in treating a wound… CONTINUE READING

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