Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries from Domestic Violence in the Emergency Department

  • Giannakopoulos G
  • Reijnders U
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Abstract

Domestic violence is one of the most common causes of nonfatal injury in women, with musculoskeletal injuries representing the second most prevalent manifestation of this form of violence. It is therefore of great importance that healthcare providers such as emergency department (ED) physicians and surgeons are able to recognize and assess these kinds of injuries. In this case report, a woman is described visiting an ED with injuries caused by a fall. Thanks to the knowledge and attention of the ED physician, the real cause of the injury was discovered. What appeared to be an unsuspicious accident was actually the result of intimate partner violence.

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Giannakopoulos, G. F., & Reijnders, U. J. L. (2015). Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries from Domestic Violence in the Emergency Department. Case Reports in Emergency Medicine, 2015, 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/721528

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