Assessing post-traumatic time interval in human dry bone

Show simple item record De Boer, H.H. Van der Merwe, Alie Emily Hammer, S. Steyn, Maryna Maat, G.J.R. 2013-10-11T07:13:54Z 2013-10-11T07:13:54Z 2015-01
dc.description.abstract The post-traumatic status of antemortem fractures in human dry bone remains is currently defined as being either ‘healing’ or ‘healed’. However, detailed ‘dating’ of the related post-traumatic time interval would be desirable, since it would aid in assessing individual medical status and care at the time of death. Within forensic pathology practice, fresh tissue healing phases are routinely used as an intrinsic parameter for the length of the post-traumatic time interval. Unfortunately, the direct application of such a method is hampered when applied to dry bone skeletal material. This study explores the possibility of applying a fracture dating system, drawn forth from the traditional forensic pathology method, on dry bone remains. More specifically, the aims is to establish the extent to which various histo-morphological features indicative of specific time intervals of healing are consistently detectable. Human dry bones with fractures and amputations in various phases of healing were studied. Results show that the complementary use of radiological and histological investigation techniques improves the differentiation between various healing phases and thus allow for a more detailed dating of lesions. For future use, healing features that have proven to be consistently detectable and their related post traumatic time intervals are listed. The system aids in demarcating a considerably more ”narrow” post-traumatic time interval than usual. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en_US
dc.description.librarian ay2013
dc.description.sponsorship The Leiden University Fund (LUF)/Van Trigt and the South Africa Netherlands research Programme for Alternatives in Development (SANPAD) for partial funding. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation De Boer, HH, Van der Merwe, AE, Hammer, S, Steyn, MM & Maat, GJR 2015, 'Assessing posttraumatic time interval in human dry bone', International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 98-109. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1047-482X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1099-1212 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 10.1002/oa.2267
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Wiley en_US
dc.rights © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Assessing post-traumatic time interval in human dry bone, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 98-109. This journal has been published in final form at en_US
dc.subject Human dry bone en_US
dc.subject Post-traumatic status en_US
dc.subject Time interval en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Human skeleton -- Identification en
dc.subject.lcsh Forensic sciences en
dc.subject.lcsh Forensic pathology en
dc.title Assessing post-traumatic time interval in human dry bone en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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