Civilian gunshot injury to the spine

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Abstract

Although recently, the crime rate has steadily declined in the USA, most violent incidents continue to involve firearms. Nonfatal firearm-related crime had plummeted since 1993, before increasing in 2005 (Fig. 35.1). Moreover, the prevalent gun availability among civilians raised the incidence of assault (57%), self-inflicted (20%), and unintentional (13%) firearm injuries and they culminated in an extremely high prevalence of gunshot injuries in the United States civilian population [10, 27, 66].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpine Trauma
Subtitle of host publicationSurgical Techniques
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages377-397
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783642036934
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Gugala, Z., & Lindsey, R. W. (2010). Civilian gunshot injury to the spine. In Spine Trauma: Surgical Techniques (pp. 377-397). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03694-1_35