Pattern and Profile of Injuries Sustained During Assault by Sharp Weapon: A Prosective Study During Year 2015-16 at Sms Medical College-Jaipur
Keywords:Assault, Sharp, Incised, Stab, Shock.
Introduction: Death and injuries by sharp weapons needs proper attention as regards to their pattern and
manner of infliction. This study was thus undertaken to obtain statistical data of the injuries caused by sharp
force in fatal and non-fatal medico-legal cases at SMS Hospital, Jaipur to evaluate their pattern and medico
legal profile for of intentional injuries inflicted by others.
Material and method: This study consisted of all the Medico-legal cases of sharp force trauma inflicted
by others during assault, including fatal and non-fatal cases comes in department of Forensic Medicine of
S.M.S. Medical college Jaipur during the period extending from April, 2015 to March, 2016. A total no. of
93 cases of sharp weapon injuries were studied.
Observations: Males predominated in the present study with 86.02% of cases. Injury inflicted by others was
more common in urban population (90.32%). In this study majority of cases of injuries inflicted by others
were incised with 62 cases (60.78%) In 24 cases single edged weapon was used to inflict stab wound. Out
of all the cases only 5 succumbed to death and was most commonly resulted from by hemorrhagic shock (4
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