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Causes Of Gunshot Wounds
How many people die every year from the regular flu as compared to from gunshot wounds in the u.S.?
After hospital ???: After you've already been evaluated?? Or in lieu of being evaluated. ?? Unless it is a graze wound you should be seen by a surgeon to ensure there is no occult injury. Then focus on keeping the wound clean etc. if pain is increasing or increased bleeding /idscharge or if high fevers. Get to ER. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Wound from a bullet: Sounds trivial but that's all there is to it. A wound is a defect in the skin, many causes, obviously. Wounds from a bullet, pellet, piece of shrapnel, knife or even the end of a broken bone would be called penetrating wounds. There are other wounds not due to penetration, such as abrasions, wounds from poor blood supply, radiation, chemicals, burns, frostbite or irritation from moisture, etc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Luck: It's simply amazing to see how resilient life is, while at the same time being so fragile. But simply stated, the ability to survive, and even recover from a gunshot wound to the head is dependent first on how much brain injury is sustained, what part is injured, and how quickly surgical intervention is performed. This is exemplified in the case of congresswoman gabrielle giffords. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The velocity and caliber of the gun shot as well as the entrance/exit sites and the tract of bullet between, are some of the determining factors. There are concerns about your joint, blood vessels and lung. Okay to check in with minor er or your doc about this wound and a chest x-ray. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors have you ever treated any gang members for gunshot wound or something related? How was the experience?
Can you tell me, are more people surviving gunshot wounds to the head these days, or is it just media proliferation?
Gunshot wounds: To the head and "survivability" have advanced very slowly with the advancement of surgical technique, pre-hospital care, emergency department care and the technology of life support (a topic too broad to break into it's parts). However, keep in mind that gunshot wounds to the head still create the same damage they did 50 years ago and that damage can't yet be mitigated unfortunately. ...Read more