Experience with Geliperm in Treating Missile Injuries and Chronic Infective Conditions
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 . Thorough wound excision and delayed primary suture is required. This was first described in the First World War . 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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