HEAD INJURIES IN ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITH CONTRECOUP DOMINATES
English

Tomy Mappalakayil
2017 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND The bruising of the brain at the site of application of force is known as coup injury and injury on the side opposite to the application of force is contrecoup injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS Observing the internal injuries, which have no corresponding external injuries alone noted and documented of the traffic accident autopsies. Study Tools-Proforma-1. Postmortem detailed note. 2. Well-lighted autopsy theatre. RESULTS The data will be entered in Microsoft excel spreadsheet and the
more » ... eadsheet and the collected data will be analysed using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS). Out of 30 cases of road traffic accidents brought by police, all showed features of road traffic occurrences. CONCLUSION 15 cases showed contrecoup injuries (50%). 100% cases showed coup injuries, so external or internal coup injuries are always present in this study, so head injuries without any external injuries are not significantly noted in this study. KEYWORDS Contrecoup Injuries and Traffic Accidents of All Age and Sex Groups. HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Mappalakayil T. Head injuries in road traffic accidents with contrecoup dominates. J. Evid. Based Med.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2017/419 fatcat:xnfh5map2ve5dcwcug2ak2a57q