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…
A few years ago, emergency radiologist Bharti Khurana examined scans from a patient with nasal bone fractures—an old one, on one side of her nose, and a new one, on the other side. Records showed she also had a recent wrist fracture.
The types of injuries stood out to Khurana, the director of Emergency Musculoskeletal Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and she told the doctor treating the patient that she was concerned the injuries were caused by intimate partner violence. But the doctor dismissed the concern, and Khurana didn’t pursue it further.
Source: Popular Science