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Cuadernos de Medicina Forense

versión impresa ISSN 1135-7606


DORADO FERNANDEZ, E. et al. Medico legal evaluation of whyplash injury. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2005, n.41, pp.203-219. ISSN 1135-7606.

Whiplash is the leading traumatic cause concerning the evaluation in forensic activity. It has been carried out an approximation through the reports done by 22 forensic examiners working in 15 Spanish jurisdictions, over a total amount of 572 injured people. In fact there is a bigger incidence of damage in female gender (57.52%), in the age ranging from 21 to 40 years (58%), driving a car (54.7%), following a rear-end collision (59%). The healing time varies from 31 to 90 days (52%), and mostly with sequels (64.3%), commonly Cervical Post-Traumatic Syndrome or cervical pain, usually (56%) in a low degree.

Palabras clave : Traffic accidents; forensic medicine; whiplash; sequels; body damage evaluation.

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