Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Gunshot Wounds
How many people die every year from the regular flu as compared to from gunshot wounds in the u.S.?
Poorly!: Any gun shot wound requires evaluation by a physician. Even through-and-through GSW's can injure adjacent nerves, blood vessels and organs due to the "blast effect." This is the shock wave that moves ahead of the bullet through the tissue like a violent form of the ripples that spread outward from a rock thrown into a pond. There will never be an easier time to get treated than immediately! ...Read more
Don't find out: If thru & thru the brain about 100%. Most chest and abdominal gunshots are survivable if the patient gets to a trauma center right away. Injuries to the major blood vessels in neck, chest and abdomen decrease the chance of survival. Some shots to legs and arms can be fatal if major vessels are injured and freely bleed-tourniquets save lives! ...Read more
Depends on…: Size & depth of wound, amount of internal damage, location of wound, whether blood supply to area was compromised, individual healing patterns, presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, infection. Surgeon that treated wound should be best source for healing time estimate. ...Read more
Yes!: It just depends on where you got hit! ...Read more