mechanism of injury


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mechanism of injury

the circumstance in which an injury occurs, for example, sudden deceleration, wounding by a projectile, or crushing by a heavy object.

mechanism of injury

Abbreviation: MOI
The manner in which a physical injury occurred (e.g., fall from a height, ground-level fall, high- or low-speed motor vehicle accident, ejection from a vehicle, vehicle rollover). The MOI is used to estimate the forces involved in trauma and, thus, the potential severity for wounding, fractures, and internal organ damage that a patient may suffer as a result of the injury.
See also: mechanism
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The age and gender distribution, ISS and mechanism of injury are shown in Table 1 according to quintiles of age.
The extract data were validated to ensure that only cases meeting the selection criteria were used; those in which the principal diagnosis did not meet the selection criteria, or the principal mechanism of injury was not a fall, were excluded from study.
Subgroup analysis was performed using the Fisher test for patients without symptoms and not taking any medications and to evaluate LOC and a dismounted mechanism of injury.
The analysis was limited to trauma patients with age greater than 16, excluding patients with bums, hypothermia, isolated hip fractures, superficial injuries, unspecified injuries, and nontraumatic mechanism of injury admitted to either Level I or Level II trauma centers.
Demographic data and the mechanism of injury for each patient are summarised in Table 1.
While the majority of injuries occurred actually paddling, a significant number of athletes reported lifting or moving the Waka as the next most injurious mechanism of injury.
Additional research is also needed to determine whether patient factors such as area of the brain injured, severity of the injury, mechanism of injury, age, and gender are predispositions for depression in patients with TBI.
It is therefore important to consider both mechanism of injury and also other clinical signs such as tachycardia and raised white cell count as delays in diagnosis and subsequent management have been shown to adversely affect morbidity and mortality [1-8].
2008) also report the mechanism of injury to the trapezoid as an axial load or bending stress.
But that doesn't make sense, since it is more likely that different areas would be affected in each person because of differences in anatomy, vulnerability to injury and mechanism of injury.
Because a lot of times what I've seen is these accidents occur and without a proper investigation, the claims were being approved or denied and the mechanism of injury didn't match with what the injury was.
The second part will be on general injury information, including when it happened, activity at the time of injury, type of injury, place and mechanism of injury.