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Front and Side Views of Female Torso with Post-accident Fracture of the Sternum
Front and Side Views of Female Torso with Post-accident Fracture of the Sternum

This exhibit reveals anterior and side cut-away views detailing blunt trauma injuries to the sternum and thorax typical to car accidents where a loosely restrained driver's chest strikes the steering wheel. Specifically shown is a depressed horizontal fracture to the upper-mid aspect of the sternum bone, shoulder belt contusions, and underlying anatomy of the heart (which can also become injured or contused).

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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