© 2011

Ryan's Ballistic Trauma

A Practical Guide

  • Adam J. Brooks
  • Jon Clasper
  • Mark Midwinter
  • Timothy J. Hodgetts
  • Peter F. Mahoney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Personal Views

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James M. Ryan
      Pages 3-13
    3. Damian Douglas Keene
      Pages 15-17
    4. John P. Pryor
      Pages 19-20
  3. Weapons, Blast and Ballistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Mark Byers, Kerry Starkey, Peter F. Mahoney
      Pages 23-36
    3. Donald H. Jenkins
      Pages 37-40
    4. Toney W. Baskin, John B. Holcomb
      Pages 41-55
    5. Henry Dowlen
      Pages 57-66
    6. Jonathan Morrison, Peter F. Mahoney
      Pages 67-78
    7. Piers R. J. Page, Ian Greaves
      Pages 79-86
    8. Emrys Kirkman, Neal Jacobs, Giles R. Nordmann, Stuart Harrisson, Peter F. Mahoney, Sarah Watts
      Pages 87-123
    9. Alan Hepper, Daniel Longhurst, Graham Cooper, Philip Gotts
      Pages 125-147
    10. Jeanine Vellema, Hendrik Scholtz
      Pages 149-175
  4. Trauma Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Jason Smith
      Pages 179-183
    3. Timothy J. Hodgetts
      Pages 186-196
  5. Prehospital and the Emergency Room

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Rob Russell
      Pages 199-206

About this book


Ryan's Ballistic Trauma 3rd Edition provides a concise guide to the clinical and operational issues surrounding the management of the ballistic casualty. This 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. Ryan's Ballistic Trauma 3rd Edition is a valuable reference tool for all medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of patients with ballistic injury. It is 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. This book is essential reading for pre-hospital care providers and nurses working in the emergency room, as well as military surgeons and medical and nursing staff on deployment in regions of conflict.


Ballistic Casualty Surgery Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam J. Brooks
    • 1
  • Jon Clasper
    • 2
  • Mark Midwinter
    • 3
  • Timothy J. Hodgetts
    • 4
  • Peter F. Mahoney
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. Surgery, Div. Traumatology &University of Pennsylvania Medical Ctr.PhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2., Academic Department of Military SurgeryFrimley Park Foundation TrustSurreyUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Institute of Research & DevelopmentAcad. Dept. of Military Surgery & TraumaBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Birmingham Research ParkAcad. Dept. of Military Emergency Med.BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Inst. Research & Development, Dept. Military AnaesthesiaRoyal Centre for Defence MedicineEdgbaston, BirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews of the third edition:

“This is the third edition of an extensive manual on the physiology and management of the patient injured by blast or projectiles. … Surgical, emergency medicine, and critical care trainees with an interest in trauma or military service commitment are an appropriate audience for this book written by expert surgeons, intensivists, and anesthesiologists. … Tables and line drawings reproduce well. A detailed table of contents lists authorship and groups the 45 chapters by content while the concluding subject index provides excellent access to topics.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2011)