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Dr Terry Donald, Child Protection Services, Women's & Children's Hospital, SA
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In describing a wound consider the following features:
All descriptions of wounds should be made by reference to the subject in the standard anatomical positions.
The use of terms such as Superior, Inferior, Anterior and Posterior should refer to the subject in standard anatomical position.
The measured position of wounds on the body should be located by reference to fixed bony landmarks,
The accurate classification of a wound type has major significance for determining causation.
An accurate assessment should assist in developing a good understanding of the events which caused the injury.