blunt trauma


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Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs/RTAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants

blunt trauma

Molecular Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants. Cf Penetrating trauma.

blunt trauma

A wound in which the surface of the skin remains intact, caused by impact or collision with a blunt object, e.g., an automobile fender.
Synonym: nonpenetrating wound
See also: trauma
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