J. Evid. Based Med. Healthc., pISSN- 2349-2562, eISSN- 2349-2570/ Vol. 4/Issue 36/May 04, 2017 Page 2148 HEAD INJURIES IN ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITH CONTRECOUP DOMINATES


1Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala.

bruising of the brain at the site of application of force is known as coup injury and injury on the side opposite to the application of force is contrecoup injury.
Observing the internal injuries, which have no corresponding external injuries alone noted and documented of the traffic accident autopsies.
Study Tools- Proforma-
1. Postmortem detailed note.
2. Well-lighted autopsy theatre.
The data will be entered in Microsoft excel spreadsheet and the collected data will be analysed using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS). Out of 30 cases of road traffic accidents brought by police, all showed features of road traffic occurrences.
15 cases showed contrecoup injuries (50%). 100% cases showed coup injuries, so external or internal coup injuries are always present in this study, so head injuries without any external injuries are not significantly noted in this study.