Management of Gunshot Wound-Related Hip Injuries

Journal of Orthopaedics
15 Jan, 2021 ,

Ilene Tisnovsky et.al. conducted a study to propose a gunshot wound-related hip injury algorithm and improve patient outcomes. The researchers concluded that various therapeutic strategies have been used for the management of gunshot wound-related hip injuries but further prospective studies are necessary to determine the optimal therapeutic modality.

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Purpose

To propose a gunshot wound-related hip injury algorithm and improve patient outcomes.

Methods

Multiple online databases were queried to identify studies reporting on management of gunshot-wound hip injury.

Results

Of 47 papers included, 5 and 14 studies recommended surgical intervention for the treatment of low- and high-velocity gunshot wounds, respectively, and 1 paper advocated the use of prophylactic antibiotics in the treatment of high-velocity injuries. All remaining papers had mixed and conflicting results.