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Macroscopic characteristics of screwdriver trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17868266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The main objective of the study was to determine the type of macroscopic trauma created by a flat-tipped and a cross-tipped screwdriver. The second objective was to determine if the trauma inflicted by the two screwdrivers could be macroscopically differentiated. Three tests were conducted, each by a male volunteer. Each test consisted of 12 samples of fleshed pig ribs; six were stabbed with a flat-tipped screwdriver and the remaining six with a cross-tipped screwdriver (Phillips). Each sample received 15 stab wounds during the process. The stabbings were conducted at perpendicular and oblique angles, with fabric variables being utilized. Results illustrate two main categories of macroscopic skeletal trauma, fractures, and puncture wounds. By studying the macroscopic appearance in tandem with differing trauma frequencies, these two screwdriver types can be differentiated.
Alexandra M Croft; Roxana Ferllini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-20     Completed Date:  2008-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1243-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pre-Construct Archaeology, London, SE4 2PD, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Construction Materials
Equipment Design
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Pathology
Fractures, Bone / pathology
Models, Animal
Wounds, Stab / pathology*

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