Fragmenting projectiles: a case report and literature review of the G2 Radically Invasive Projectile

Matthew Bernard, Christine M. Dahlhausen, Andrew M. Kirk, Andrew Bernard

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Innovations in projectile design present unique challenges for trauma surgeons when treating gunshot victims. The G2 Radically Invasive Projectile (G2 Research, Winder, Georgia, USA) (G2RIP) is a frangible, rapidly expanding bullet resulting in a distinct pattern of injury consisting of diffuse hemorrhage with multicavity trauma as well as unique radiographic features of the projectile. To efficiently manage patients injured by the G2RIP, trauma surgeons must be aware of these distinct characteristics, and of previous patterns in effective management such as liberal damage control and extensive use of CT. Understanding previous presentation and management of patients injured by the G2RIP can aid in improving patient care in the trauma center.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere001355
JournalTrauma Surgery and Acute Care Open
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 17 2024

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  • Firearms
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Wounds, Gunshot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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