Author(s): S. Krishna Prasad1, M. Narendra Naik2, P. Brahmaji Master3
Bruises also known as contusions are very common mechanical injuries due to blunt force like fall from height, road traffic accidents, hit with hard objects like stone, hammer, etc. A study of pattern of bruises in minor accidents and the pattern of bruises in relation to age and sex of the individuals was done during the period of 6 months from July 2015 to December 2015.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Data was collected from the police, relatives and photographic evidences from the scene. 120 cases were studied including 40 children, 40 adults and 40 old-aged people and 75 males and 45 females.
Out of them, 95% of children, 65% of adults, 80% of old-aged people showed bruises. 66.67% of males and 86.67% of females showed bruises.
A study of pattern of bruises in minor accidents in relation to age and sex of the individuals was done during the period of 6 months from July 2015 to December 2015. Children and elderly and females bruise more easily than the adults and males.