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Experience with Geliperm in Treating Missile Injuries and Chronic Infective Conditions

  • J. R. P. Gibbons
  • T. W. Davies


Missile wounds due to high velocity bullets are commonly infected. These missiles are not sterilised by the heat of passage through the air and there may be gross contamination of the wound [1]. Thorough wound excision and delayed primary suture is required. This was first described in the First World War [2]. Some of these injuries have been associated with burns. This paper describes our experience with using Geliperm in the treatment of patients with missile injuries of the trunk and limbs and in patients with chronic infected wounds. A comparison of the rate of healing with other forms of dressing has been made.


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    Thoresby FP, Darlow HM (1967) The mechanism of Primary Infection of Bullet Wounds. British Journal of Surgery 54:359–361PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Milligan ETC (1915) The Early Treatment of Projectible Wounds by Excision of the Damaged Tissues. BMJ 1:1081PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • J. R. P. Gibbons
  • T. W. Davies

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