Traumatic injuries can be caused by either blunt force trauma or sharp force trauma. Sharp force trauma is a broad category that covers a large group of objects that could cause these injuries. Objects such as a knife, a razor blade, a broken bottle, or even the metal lid of a can of dog food can cause sharp force injuries. Injuries that are categorized as sharp force injuries produce a wound that typically has a defined separation of the skin and the tissue.


This month we are discussing sharp force trauma.  The blog topics for this month are:

  • Traumatic injury categories (2/5/16)
  • Knife wounds: Characteristics  (2/12/16)
  • Knife wounds: Patterns (2/19/16)
  • Knife wounds: Directionality/Blade Width (2/26/16)

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