Study of Pattern of Injuries in Cases due to Accidental Fall from Height: A Prospective Cross Sectional Study in aTertiaryCare Hospital, Telangana, India
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 1040-1058
AbstractBackground:A fall from a height is the second most common accidental death globally and a significant source of injuries to the individual, especially for the elderly. One significant category of injuries that can be avoided in older individuals is falls.Objectives: Tostudydifferentpatternofinjuriesonthebodieswhodiedincasesofdifferentfallfrom height.Tostudyrelationoffatalinjurieson thebodyandtheheightof fall.Tostudythedistributionofotherinjuriesassociatedwithfallsfromheight withrespect tomortality.Methodology :All cases of falls from height presented to the OGH mortuary in Hyderabad for autopsy will be chosen using a purposive sample strategy if they meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Each case will be examined in light of 1) Post-mortem results, paying particular attention to the reason of death, the length of time since the death, and the method of death. 2) Information gathered by the police and relatives 3) Hospital data in instances that were admitted 4)Laboratory investigations, such as toxicological (chemical) analyses and histology. 5) Inspect the crime scene or examine photos of the scene to determine the height of the fall and whether an obstruction was in the victim's direction of flight.
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