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Pain in emergency medicine is categorized into several adjectives to describe it. A Bullet wound (in some cases depending on the body region) is usually described as sharp and hot pain.what do you feel when you get shot?
Every type of bullet does make different wounds on every type of body region it hits. As basic understanding it can be said that body parts which are mainly filled with air like the upper chest will take less damage than organs which are very volumenous and contain much fluids. The later will usually "explode" and take much damage when hit by a projectile. Muscles etc.. are another chapter but again to explain everything would be too much here.what does a bullet (9mm, 7.92, 14.5, whatever) do to your (torso, leg, whatever)?
No not really. No serious studies show such "distant" injuries. Most I know are in german but there can also many be found in english....the fact is these injuries still exist and always have
These so called studies are further promoted as being
somehow better and more valid than the work being done
by trained researchers, surgeons and forensic labs. They
disparage laboratory stuff, claiming that the "street"
is the real laboratory and their collection of results
from the street is the real measure of caliber
effectiveness, as interpreted by them, of course. Yet
their data from the street is collected haphazardly,
lacking scientific method and controls, with no
noticeable attempt to verify the less than reliable
accounts of the participants with actual investigative
or forensic reports. Cases are subjectively selected
(how many are not included because they do not fit the
assumptions made?). The numbers of cases cited are
statistically meaningless, and the underlying
assumptions upon which the collection of information and
its interpretation are based are themselves based on
myths such as knock-down power, energy transfer,
hydrostatic shock, or the temporary cavity methodology
of flawed work such as RII.
DumDum was the City (or was it a military camp?) in India where this kind of bullet was first introduced.don't forget the fragmentation effect of the dum dums (who came up with that name anyways?)
Well, head explosion is a pretty undefined term. Several factors influence the damage to the brain and skull. The brain together with the liver would be two of the organs which suffer large damage because of what they consist of. Important factors are again the point of entry, caliber, type of ammo.and a head shot doesn't result in a head explosion, right?
If you read my second longer post you'll note i don't actually relate the hydrostatic shock theory to all the other factors,The "shockwave" theory has also nothing to do with larger bullets, tumbling bullets etc.. causing larger wounds. That is a clear fact that different ballistical factors cause different sized wounds and cause more damage to involved tissue and organs
What I was saying wasn't twisting the facts....I WAS saying if you reread that the major traumas you dismiss ARE present, and while one scientific reason for them is in the process of being discounted - and the "jury" is actually still out on that - nothing has as yet been put firmly in its place to explain the major and distributed traumas present from gunshots. Permanent cavitation can be HUGE, depending on all those other factors, and similarly with Temporary cavitation - but the problem with the latter is quite simply that a LOT of very temporary damage..."disappears" in the semse that tissue tears mend, swelling goes down, internal bruising vanishes. The classic scientific example here for the effects of temporary cavitation is one of Bobby Kennedy's bodyguards who took a .22 bullet through the spine from Sirhan Sirhan, and was taken to hospital paralysed from the shoulder blades down. The man was up and walking in seven hours, having apparently made a MIRACULOUS recovery; what had happened was the bruising effect from the bullet's path had only caused pressure on the guy's spinal column which receeded.most agree that the injuries ARE there....just disagree over the how While Hydrostatic shock is now more a marketing term than anything else, its still agreed that the damge from bullets depends on the degree of temporary or permanent "cavitation" thats caused.....the differences in which depend on the factors discussed.