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Algorithm of Duncan et al for Managing a Patient with a Transpelvic Gunshot Wound

Purpose:

To manage a patient with a transpelvic gunshot wound using the algorithm of Duncan et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

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ICD-10:

W32, W33, W34

Description:

Duncan et al developed an algorithm to manage patients with transpelvic gunshot wounds. Although many patients with these wounds require surgical management, a significant percentage can be managed conservatively. The authors are from Kings County Hospital and the State University of New York in Brooklyn.

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