logo

Video encyclopedia

Gunshot wound

3:46

Stop the Bleed: How to Stop Bleeding During a Crisis

2:47

A Bullet Through The Neck

1:44

Invention seals gunshot wound in seconds

0:30

Gunshot injury with Miraculous escape of major vessel

1:42

What is MAJOR TRAUMA? What does MAJOR TRAUMA mean? MAJOR TRAUMA meaning & explanation

A gunshot wound (GSW), also known as ballistic trauma, is a form of physical trauma sustained from the discharge of arms or munitions. The most common forms of ballistic trauma stem from firearms used in armed conflicts, civilian sporting, recreational pursuits and criminal activity. Damage is dependent on the firearm, bullet, velocity, entry point, and trajectory. Management can range from observation and local wound care to urgent surgical intervention.
  • Notable examples 

  • Types 

  • Also related