The management of gunshot wounds to the femur
Brien, W.W.; Kuschner, S.H.; Brien, E.W.; Wiss, D.A.
Orthopedic Clinics of North America 26(1): 133-138
This article is an overview of the management of femoral shaft fractures resulting from gunshot wounds. It deals with the initial patient evaluation, operative techniques of fracture stabilization and wound care, associated complications, and the postoperative rehabilitation of these complex fractures. The recommendations are based upon a large patient experience in an urban trauma center.