Gunshot induced indirect femoral fracture: mechanism of injury and fracture morphology

  title={Gunshot induced indirect femoral fracture: mechanism of injury and fracture morphology},
  author={David Christopher Kieser and Daniel James Carr and Sandra CJ Leclair and Ian M. Horsfall and J-C. Theis and Michael V. Swain and Jules Kieser},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps},
  pages={294 - 299}
Introduction Indirect ballistic fractures occur when a projectile passes close to, but not contacting, the bone. The mechanism of how these fractures occur is not yet proven, but recently the acoustic shockwave has been excluded as a cause. The objective of this study is to determine whether the expanding temporary cavity, the collapse of this cavity or its oscillation causes these fractures. In addition, we describe the fracture morphology and biomechanical causes of this injury. Method 40… Expand
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