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How much time does it take to recover from a gunshot wound?

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Dr. Valery Uhl
Radiation Oncology 36 years experience
Depends: If you are healthy, a matter of a few weeks. If it gets infected, it can take a long time to heal. See a doctor and keep it clean.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: Location of wound, distance, caliber and victims general status of health.
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Depends: Where the GSW is located and what structures were involved. Chest / Abdomin take longer than bones and soft tissue Please be more specific
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Where?: clearly it depends on where one was shot

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How much time would a gunshot wound take to heal?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on severity: If it is in the soft tissue of arms or legs, about 2 weeks. In the abdomen, chest or neck it's a different story. Many of these require surgery. Some gunshot wounds never heal-look up Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain , a general from Maine in the Civil War.

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