Pattern and Distribution of Scalp Injuries in Fatal Road Traffic Accidents in Rohtak Region of Haryana - An Autopsy based Study

Authors

  • Jitender Kumar Jakhar1, Naveen Yadav2 , Taitiksh Jakhar3, Sunil Dahiya2 , Kunal Gaba2 , S.K. Dhattarwal4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10380

Keywords:

Road traffic accidents, Scalp injury, Abrasion, Contusion, Laceration.

Abstract

Head injuries are one of the leading cause of death worldwide as head being the most vulnerable part of the

body. The present study was performed on 100 cases of road traffic accidents in which head injuries were

present. In this study, males clearly outnumbered females. The highest incidents were seen in the age group

21 - 30 years (26%), followed by the age group 11 - 20 years (20%). In this study, special attention was given

to the pattern and distribution of scalp injuries. Commonest scalp injury noticed in the present study was

contusion, seen in 33% of cases, followed by lacerated wounds in 30% cases.

Author Biography

Jitender Kumar Jakhar1, Naveen Yadav2 , Taitiksh Jakhar3, Sunil Dahiya2 , Kunal Gaba2 , S.K. Dhattarwal4

1 Associate Professor, 2Residents, Department of Forensic Medicine, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, 3MBBS Student SDUMC, Kolar, 4Sr. Prof. and Head Department of Forensic Medicine, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS,

Rohtak, Haryana

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Jitender Kumar Jakhar1, Naveen Yadav2 , Taitiksh Jakhar3, Sunil Dahiya2 , Kunal Gaba2 , S.K. Dhattarwal4. (2020). Pattern and Distribution of Scalp Injuries in Fatal Road Traffic Accidents in Rohtak Region of Haryana - An Autopsy based Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 340-344. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10380