Radiology - bone trauma - Qisas & Diyat law


  • Neelam Tajammul
  • Tajamul Hussain
  • Shahid Hanif
  • Tariq Mohdin
  • Lftikhar Ahmad Zahid



Certification. Radiology. Bone. Life. Fractures, Bone. Joints. Dental Assistants. Fracture Healing. Radiology Department, Hospital.


Objectives: - To assess the Role of Radiology in finalizing the medicolegal certification (living) with particular emphasis to bone trauma according to law of hurt in Pakistan. Setting: Department of Radiology, Mayo Hospital, Lahore Duration: 26-03-1995 to 8-09-1996 (26th of March 1995 to 8th of September 1996). Material and Method: - 168 patients of medicolegal nature refered for Radialogical assessment. The Protocol for identification of the cases was strictly observed. Request for Xrays was thoroughly scrutinized by the Radiologist on duty. Relevant Xrays were conducted observed and granted opinion. The information was collected from Police Record Medicolegal certificate, Xrays, opinion of Radiologist, treatment and operation notes. Specialized Performa was designed for this Purpose and variable were noted. Results: Total number of cases were 168. A large percentage was of males 156 (92.85%). Mean age in the case of males was about 32 years and in females 33 years. 131 (77.97%) of the cases were positi ve for radiological assessment (like shadows of metallic densities and fractures). There were total 132 fractures of the various bones of the cases. Fractures due to blunt weapon were in 95 cases (71.96%) and due to fire arm in 37 (22.03%). Maximum involved area was lower limbs 73 Fractures (55.4%) and minimum involvement was of lumbo sacral region 5 fractures (3.8%). Types of fractures (with displacement, Comminuted and without displacement) were noted. Maximum number of fractures were with displacement 73 (55.4%) and minimum were comminuted 27 (24.45%). Conclusion: - Radiology is the most suited specialty for medicolegal certification. Its importance is enhanced after the implementation of Qisas & Diyat Law. Radiology center with qualified and trained staff in medicolegal work must be attached to each medicolegal center. Males are the victim in very large percentage of the cases and that to in productive age group.



How to Cite

Tajammul, N., Hussain, T., Hanif, S., Mohdin, T., & Zahid, L. A. (2016). Radiology - bone trauma - Qisas & Diyat law. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 11(4).




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