Wounds, Gunshot: Disruption of structural continuity of the body as a result of the discharge of firearms.Wound Healing: Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.Forensic Ballistics: The science of studying projectiles in motion, ballistics, being applied to law. Ballistics on firearm projectiles, such as bullets, include the study of what happens inside the weapon, during the flight of the projectile, and when the projectile strikes the target, such as body tissue.Wounds, Penetrating: Wounds caused by objects penetrating the skin.Wound Infection: Invasion of the site of trauma by pathogenic microorganisms.Abdominal Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving organs in the abdominal cavity.Wounds, Stab: Penetrating wounds caused by a pointed object.Neck Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the neck. It includes injuries to the skin, muscles, and other soft tissues of the neck.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Thoracic Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.Head Injuries, Penetrating: Head injuries which feature compromise of the skull and dura mater. These may result from gunshot wounds (WOUNDS, GUNSHOT), stab wounds (WOUNDS, STAB), and other forms of trauma.Firearms: Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.Theft: Unlawful act of taking property.Heart Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the heart.Multiple Trauma: Multiple physical insults or injuries occurring simultaneously.Foreign Bodies: Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.Blast Injuries: Injuries resulting when a person is struck by particles impelled with violent force from an explosion. Blast causes pulmonary concussion and hemorrhage, laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured ear drums, and minor effects in the central nervous system. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Surgical Wound Infection: Infection occurring at the site of a surgical incision.Leg Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the leg.Facial Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the soft tissue or bony portions of the face.Trauma Centers: Specialized hospital facilities which provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for trauma patients.Hemopneumothorax: Collection of air and blood in the pleural cavity.Trauma Severity Indices: Systems for assessing, classifying, and coding injuries. These systems are used in medical records, surveillance systems, and state and national registries to aid in the collection and reporting of trauma.Arm Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the arm.Pneumocephalus: Presence of air or gas within the intracranial cavity (e.g., epidural space, subdural space, intracerebral, etc.) which may result from traumatic injuries, fistulous tract formation, erosions of the skull from NEOPLASMS or infection, NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES, and other conditions.Laparotomy: Incision into the side of the abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.Maxillofacial Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the face and jaw (either upper, lower, or both).Bombs: A weapon designed to explode when deployed. It frequently refers to a hollow case filled with EXPLOSIVE AGENTS.Mandibular Injuries: Injuries to the lower jaw bone.Raptors: BIRDS that hunt and kill other animals, especially higher vertebrates, for food. They include the FALCONIFORMES order, or diurnal birds of prey, comprised of EAGLES, falcons, HAWKS, and others, as well as the STRIGIFORMES order, or nocturnal birds of prey, which includes OWLS.Surgical Wound Dehiscence: Pathologic process consisting of a partial or complete disruption of the layers of a surgical wound.Military Medicine: The practice of medicine as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.ExplosionsDebridement: The removal of foreign material and devitalized or contaminated tissue from or adjacent to a traumatic or infected lesion until surrounding healthy tissue is exposed. (Dorland, 27th ed)Arteriovenous Fistula: An abnormal direct communication between an artery and a vein without passing through the CAPILLARIES. An A-V fistula usually leads to the formation of a dilated sac-like connection, arteriovenous aneurysm. The locations and size of the shunts determine the degree of effects on the cardiovascular functions such as BLOOD PRESSURE and HEART RATE.Homicide: The killing of one person by another.Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy: The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.Granulation Tissue: A vascular connective tissue formed on the surface of a healing wound, ulcer, or inflamed tissue. It consists of new capillaries and an infiltrate containing lymphoid cells, macrophages, and plasma cells.Vascular System Injuries: Injuries to blood vessels caused by laceration, contusion, puncture, or crush and other types of injuries. Symptoms vary by site and mode of injuries and may include bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain, and numbness. It does not include injuries secondary to pathologic function or diseases such as ATHEROSCLEROSIS.Soft Tissue Injuries: Injuries of tissue other than bone. The concept is usually general and does not customarily refer to internal organs or viscera. It is meaningful with reference to regions or organs where soft tissue (muscle, fat, skin) should be differentiated from bones or bone tissue, as "soft tissue injuries of the hand".Foreign-Body Migration: Migration of a foreign body from its original location to some other location in the body.War: Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.Wounds, Nonpenetrating: Injuries caused by impact with a blunt object where there is no penetration of the skin.Skin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.Aneurysm, False: Not an aneurysm but a well-defined collection of blood and CONNECTIVE TISSUE outside the wall of a blood vessel or the heart. It is the containment of a ruptured blood vessel or heart, such as sealing a rupture of the left ventricle. False aneurysm is formed by organized THROMBUS and HEMATOMA in surrounding tissue.Bandages: Material used for wrapping or binding any part of the body.Fistula: Abnormal communication most commonly seen between two internal organs, or between an internal organ and the surface of the body.Spinal Canal: The cavity within the SPINAL COLUMN through which the SPINAL CORD passes.Accidents