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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KEYWORDS: Assault, Blunt trauma, Injuries, Medico legal cases, Road Traffic Accidents.
Management of diaphragmatic rupture from blunt trauma.
Clinical Evaluation Results Both Blunt and Penetrating of Abdominal Trauma Patients Blunt trauma Penetrating (n=172) trauma (n=76) Number Percent Number Percent Breathing Self breathing 152 88.
Some authors advocate conservative, expectant management of perforations < 2 cm if the risk of superinfection is considered low, such as with blunt trauma.
3) isolated anterior lens capsule tear secondary to blunt trauma probably occurs as a result of the rapid focal indentation of the cornea onto the lens (coup injury) or a rebound effect secondary to the trauma in which the vitreous applies high pressure to the lens (countrecoup injury).
Caption: Figure 1: Fractured rib sign in a 59-year-old man after blunt trauma.
In conclusion, although it is a rare condition, diaphragmatic rupture and kidney herniation should remain a part of the differential diagnosis when a mass is seen in posterior mediastinum on the CT scan after blunt trauma.
In this study, we present the case of a 35-year-old male patient with full-thickness isolated ileal perforation after a blunt trauma who was diagnosed and treated in a delayed fashion.
Here, we present an isolated hyoid bone fracture caused by blunt trauma as well as a detailed discussion of the injury and treatment options.
Comment: This study should reassure parents that a headache as the only symptom after minor blunt trauma to a child's head doesn't mean the child has a serious injury.
The overall incidence of diaphragmatic injuries in patients sustaining blunt trauma ranges between 1-8%/ with around 90% cases secondary to motor vehicle accidents.