Forearm Fractures Present Unique Opportunity for Radiologists to Help Break Cycle of Domestic Violence
Up to one-third of adult women treated for isolated ulnar fractures may be victims of domestic violence, presenting a unique…
Up to one-third of women with isolated ulnar fractures may have confirmed or suspected intimate partner violence (IPV), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, held virtually from November 29 to December 5, 2020.
Bharti Khurana, M.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues searched electronic medical records from six hospitals for isolated ulnar fractures in women aged 18 to 50 years from 2005 to 2019. Radiographs were reviewed to determine fracture location, comminution, and displacement, as well as associated injuries.
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