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  • We are a free standing children's hospital and have seen many serious penetrating injuries from BB guns. They aren't Ralph's Red Ryder (Showing my age) anymore. The BB can leave an air pump pressured gun at the same velocity as a bullet from a 44...

  • We too have BB gun injuries that penetrated the heart and lungs in the past. So we include that in our penetrating criteria for activation, the words BB gun are not in that verbiage but we all know that it's included in any penetrating definition....

  • We recently had a BB Gun injury to the neck two days ago and the patient went to surgery for an exploration of the left common carotid artery and BB pellet removal. Although the patient was stable, we feel that the patient met at least a II level...

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