Ballistic Trauma

A Practical Guide

  • Peter F. Mahoney
  • James M. Ryan
  • Adam J. Brooks
  • C. William Schwab

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction, Background, and Science

    1. Pages 31-44
    2. Graham Cooper, Philip Gotts
      Pages 67-90
    3. Jeanine Vellema, Hendrik Johannes Scholtz
      Pages 91-121
  3. Clinical Care

    1. Mark Byers, Peter F. Mahoney
      Pages 137-150
    2. Paul R. Wood, Adam J. Brooks, Peter F. Mahoney
      Pages 151-167
    3. Donald Jenkins, Paul Dougherty, James M. Ryan
      Pages 168-179
    4. Benjamin Braslow, Adam J. Brooks, C. William Schwab
      Pages 180-208
    5. John P. Pryor, Bryan Cotton
      Pages 209-240
    6. Douglas M. Bowley, Elias Degiannis, Stephen Westaby
      Pages 241-269
    7. Adam J. Brooks, Ian Civil, Benjamin Braslow, C. William Schwab
      Pages 299-324
    8. Chris J. Neal, Geoffrey S.F. Ling, James M. Ecklund
      Pages 325-347
    9. Neil Buxton
      Pages 348-355
    10. Jonathan C. Clasper
      Pages 356-380
    11. Elias Degiannis, Martin D. Smith
      Pages 381-395
    12. Graeme J. Pitcher
      Pages 396-417
    13. Paul D. Wallman, Adam J. Brooks
      Pages 418-423
    14. Alan R. Kay
      Pages 424-444
    15. Spiros G. Frangos, Marilee Freitas, Heidi Frankel
      Pages 445-464
    16. Stephen C. Gale, Vicente H. Gracias
      Pages 465-485
    17. Kenneth D. Boffard, Nigel R.M. Tai
      Pages 486-509
  4. Resource Limited Situations

    1. Jenny Hayward-Karlsson
      Pages 513-526
    2. Adriaan Hopperus Buma, Walter Henny
      Pages 527-534
    3. Ari K. Leppäniemi
      Pages 541-565
  5. Expert Tutorials and Hard Lessons

    1. David J. Williams
      Pages 576-578
    2. David J. Williams
      Pages 579-584
    3. Pauline A. Cutting
      Pages 585-591
    4. Malcolm Q. Russell
      Pages 592-593
    5. Adam J. Brooks
      Pages 594-595
    6. Ian P. Palmer
      Pages 599-605
    7. Richard A. Donaldson
      Pages 606-607
  6. And Finally

    1. Michael E. Sugrue
      Pages 611-626
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 627-662

About this book


Ballistic Trauma: A Practical Guide provides a concise guide to the clinical and operational issues surrounding the management of the ballistic casualty. The book crystallizes the knowledge and experience accrued by those dealing with ballistic trauma on a regular basis and extends this to those who have to manage these patients on an occasional basis only.

This book is aimed at all medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of patients with ballistic injury. It will be especially relevant for consultants and senior trainees in surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine who are likely to be involved in the management of these unique injuries. It will be an essential reference for pre-hospital care providers and nurses working in the emergency room and intensive care. Military surgeons and medical and nursing staff on deployment in regions of conflict will find the book a valuable resource.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter F. Mahoney
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • James M. Ryan
    • 4
    • 2
    • 3
  • Adam J. Brooks
    • 5
    • 6
  • C. William Schwab
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Defense Medical Service and Leonard Cheshire CentreLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Free and University College Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Academic Division of Surgical SpecialitiesLondonUK
  4. 4.Leonard Cheshire CentreLondonUK
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical CareHospital University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-678-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-060-3
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