penetrating injury


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Noun1.penetrating injury - injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
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He also had 'wedging' of one of his vertebrae, resulting from compression of the spine or extreme bending - and it was also discovered he had a penetrating injury to his backside.
A penetrating injury could have the same end result.
According to Professor Guy Rutty, study co-author, from the East Midlands Pathology Unit at the University of Leicester: e most likely injuries to have caused the king's death are the two to the skull a large sharp force trauma possibly from a sword or sta weapon, such as a halberd or bill, and a penetrating injury from the tip of an edged weapon.
He suffered a large sharp force trauma, possibly from a sword or staff weapon, and a penetrating injury from the tip of an edged weapon.
The most likely injuries to have caused the king's death are the two to the inferior aspect (lower part) of the skull -- a large sharp-force trauma possibly from a sword or staff weapon, such as a halberd or bill, and a penetrating injury from the tip of an edged weapon," said Guy Rutty, a pathologist at the University of Leicester.
A traumatic brain injury may either be a penetrating injury or a closed head injury.
in 1955 wrote that they were in complete agreement with Ravitch, Blalock and Elkin in their recommendation that the initial treatment of a penetrating injury to the heart should be non-operative and that attempted cardiac repair should be reserved for those patients that do not respond.
A complex groin injury as described by Alam and colleagues was generated to simulate a penetrating injury.
When dropping her back down onto the floor the snooker cue entered her mouth and she suffered a penetrating injury to the right side of the gingivo-labial sulcus to an unknown depth.
The definition is a trauma to the head resulting in external or penetrating injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
Major injuries include fractures of bones other than fingers, thumbs or toes; amputation; dislocation of hip, knee or spine and any penetrating injury to the eye ?
An emergency craniectomy allowed his brain to swell, but he'd suffered a severe penetrating injury to the right side of his head.