Accession Number:

ADA181087

Title:

Missile-Caused Wounds

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT DETRICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Wound profiles made under controlled conditions in the wound ballistics laboratory using gelatin tissue simulant that has been calibrated against living animal soft tissue show the location along the tissue path and amount of both crush permanent cavity and stretch temporary cavity caused by the penetrating projectile. Characteristic wound profiles are presented for a variety of penetrating projectiles, including rifle, pistol, shotgun. The data on these profiles is used to correct common fallacies and lay the groundwork for better understanding and more effective treatment doctrine. Keywords Gunshot wounds Penetrating wounds Military medicine High velocity missile Wounds and injuries.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE