Friday, February 13, 2009

Domestic Abuse Has It's Own Injury Pattern

Domestic violence is believed to be vastly under-reported, and emergency and other physicians have long been urged to be on the alert for patients with unexplained injuries, or who show fear or shame. But the injuries themselves can tell the story. A new study in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery found differences between injuries from car crashes, falls, or even assaults by strangers from those received from a domestic partner. Get the details from this LA Times article.

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