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Bullet to the femoral head

Authors Akella K, Murthy N, Bell P, Chendrasekhar A

Received 10 September 2015

Accepted for publication 13 November 2015

Published 18 January 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 1—4

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OAS.S96097

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Danny Yakoub

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Cataldo Doria


Krishna Akella, Nupur Murthy, Phoenix Bell, Akella Chendrasekhar

Department of Surgery, Trauma Section, Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY, USA


Abstract: A bullet being lodged in the femoral head is a unique trauma situation, which can be managed either operatively or non-operatively. We present two different scenarios of a bullet being lodged in the femoral head with a discussion of both operative and non-operative management as well as diagnostic considerations.

Keywords: penetrating , trauma, extremity

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