Gun Shot Wounds/Crush and Lawnmower Injuries

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Gun Shot Wounds/Crush and Lawnmower Injuries

High energy wounds.
Gross contamination is the rule.

Initial management:
Intravenous fluids; check for shock; assess degree of skin, neural, vascular and bony injury; cultures; tetanus prophylaxis; parental broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Surgical – debride necrotic and contaminated tissue; stabilise with external/internal fixation; split-thickness skin grafts for skin deficits

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