The present photocase illustrates the possible mechanism of direct cardiac injuries from broken sharp jagged fractured ends of ribs in blunt force trauma to the chest in run over traffic mishaps. We propose that the projecting fractured ends of the ribs penetrate the underlying thoracic organs due to the transient phenomenon of deformation of chest cavity under pressure in run over traffic mishaps.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 01-08-2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine