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Morphologic studies of high fall injuries.
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PMID:  23186921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Objective: By studying the mode and morphologic character of high fall injuries on the scene, and exploring the injury situation of different heights, different fall ways and postures, to provide a reference for the forensic identification of high fall injury. Methods: All the high fall cases were statistically analysed according to their gender, age, ground-touching posture, fall height, site and type of the injury. Results: Among 134 high fall cases, 98 were male and 36 were female with the age ranging from 2-71 years (37.6+/-16.9 on average), in which, 10-60 years old group consisted of 110 cases (82%). Most cases fell from windows or roofs (73%) and the touching objects were cement ground or shaft bottom of elevators. Among these cases, head injury was generally serious, followed by chest and abdominal injuries. The morphologic changes depend upon the height, nature, as well as the posture at the point while the body touches the ground. Conclusion: Morphologic study of high fall injury assists medicolegal physicians to make correct identifications of the cause and nature of high fall injuries.
Authors:
Peng Xia; Hong-Fa Chang; Yong-Min Yu; Guo-Xin Dai; Hong-Wei Li; Qiang-Guo Jiang; Zhi-Yong Yin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese journal of traumatology = Zhonghua chuang shang za zhi / Chinese Medical Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1008-1275     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. J. Traumatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886162     Medline TA:  Chin J Traumatol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Public Security Bureau Evidence Identification Center of Chongqing, Chongqing 400021, China.
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