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IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences


A post mortem study of fracture of Long Bones


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Author Details: Rahul G. Peddawad, Ruta Bapat

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2456-9615

Print ISSN : 2581-9844

Article First Page : 14

Article End Page : 19


Abstract

Mechanical trauma of adequate force, whatever the nature of the agent, usually leads to a wound. The latter may be limited to the tissues covering the outer and inner surface of the body, namely skin and mucous membranes, giving rise to a superficial injury, or may involve as well one or more of the deeper structures like bone leading to fracture. Examination of an injury in both living and dead is an important medico-legal issue in the field of crime investigation to fix the liability. A doctor is required to date injuries specifically and individually while preparing an injury report. In all traumatic deaths where fractures were found over the body, it is important to find out whether these injuries were caused while alive and not after death of a person. The forensic pathologist can be confronted with the estimation of fracture age in association with murder, manslaughter, and bodily harm with fatal consequences, (primarily survived) accidents and further constellations. In this paper we have studied the sequential Gross and Histopathological Changes at the Site of Fracture injuries and compared the findings with available standard data. Total 78 Medico-legal deaths having long bone fractures over the body, brought for post-mortem examination, over a period of two year were studied.

Keywords:
Injury, Fracture, Medico-legal

Doi No:-10.18231