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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In contrast to the spectrum of trauma seen in a developed world, where blunt force trauma secondary to RTCs and self-inflicted injuries predominates, [1] a significant proportion of major trauma admissions to NH are the result of IPV.
Judge Lady Rae said this was not consistent with blunt force trauma but her hands were tied as the explanation seemed to have been accepted.
During seven weeks of deeply distressing evidence, the court heard that Liam suffered heart injuries similar to those found on road crash victims after a severe blunt force trauma to his chest and abdomen.
The cause of death ranged from exposure to high temperatures (by flying through flux fields comprised of the rays of the sun directed off the solar panels), to blunt force trauma, to predators (due to birds losing the ability to fly because their wings have been singed by passing through a flux field).
An autopsy revealed that Lucero died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said.
However, an autopsy performed by the Marion County Coroner's Office reportedly confirmed that Williams had died of blunt force trauma.
A break-in at the zoo in Boise, Idaho left a Patas monkey dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck.
A police spokesman said: "Mr and Mrs Kolar died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
Ms Jeffery, widely known as Kim Randall, died from "stab wounds and blunt force trauma", according to Thames Valley Police.
A post mortem revealed he was killed by blunt force trauma, but officers are yet to release his name.
A post-mortem examination conducted at Wexham Park Hospital revealed that she died from "severe blunt force trauma to the head and associated complications," a spokesman for Thames Valley Police said.
Hazelhurst said it appears she died of blunt force trauma when the limb hit her head, neck and chest area.