Bone as a secondary missile: An experimental study in the fragmenting of bone by high-velocity missiles

Joseph J. Amato*, Donald Syracuse, Philip R. Seaver, Norman Rich

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Abstract

Destruction to soft tissues by bone fragments has been described in the literature. Civilian and military injuries have been reported in which bone fragments have acted as secondary missiles. This experimental study demonstrates, in detail, the formation of the temporary cavity within bone and the forward motion of these bone spicules. The knowledge of the ballistics will assist in the treatment of wounds caused by high-velocity missiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-612
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes

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