mechanism of injury


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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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Furthermore, the indication for CTA and the pulse examination are different in certain cases; for example, a patient with a decreased pulse had mechanism of injury as indication and therefore the results are presented separately as per indication and pulse examination.
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The term mechanism of injury (MOI) can refer to the event or the details of the forces involved in the event.
COMMENT This case reminds me of the necessity of obtaining a history of the mechanism of injury for joint pain.
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Data concerning age gender mechanism of injury and site of fracture evaluated and recorded on specially designed proforma.
Brian Hegarty, for Palmer, told Judge James Goss QC: "The mechanism of injury is a single stab wound which penetrated the chest, possibly from the back.
While knowledge of the mechanism of injury may help in patient care and treatment, the place of occurrence and activity at the time of the injury tend to be less likely to be documented.