Interaction of penetrating missiles with tissues: some common misapprehensions and implications for wound management.

@article{Cooper1990InteractionOP,
  title={Interaction of penetrating missiles with tissues: some common misapprehensions and implications for wound management.},
  author={Graham Cooper and James M. Ryan},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={606-10}
}
It is apparent from review of published papers and books that misunderstanding and confusion exists in the minds of many authors describing the interaction of penetrating missiles with tissues. These misapprehensions may influence the management of wounds by suggesting didactic approaches based upon a preconceived notion of the nature and severity of the wound for different types of projectiles. This review considers the biophysics of penetrating missile wounds, highlights some of the more… CONTINUE READING

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