Injury: Overview

Injury, also called “trauma” in medical terms, refers to the physical injury to a body part or organ. There are many types of injury depending on the body part and the cause of the injury. Example types of injuries include fracture, soft tissue injury, strains, sprains, wounds, bleeding, and so on. Injury may result from accidental injury, assault/homicide, self-harm, or many other causes. Causes of the injury may be physical injury, blunt force trauma, penetrating injury, chemical injury, and other types. Locations of injury may be any part of the body: head injury, neck injury, arm injury, hand injury, back injury, chest injury, internal injuries, hip injury, leg injury, foot injury, just to name a few.

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