Dr. K Ravikanth, Dr. Manoj Patruni
Introduction: Neck injuries vary in extent, depth, and causes. They may be intentional or accidental. Neck injuries are potentially devastating and associated with the substantial physical, emotional, and financial burden on the community and hospital resources.1 Methodology: Hospital-based prospective observational study conducted in RVM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Telangana, India. Done over for a period of one year (December 2018 – December 2019). Results: Out of 39 cases, 24 are males constituting around 80 %, and 6 cases are female 20% population with Male to female ratio of 4:1. The most common cause of neck injury was suicide (23%), followed by homicide (37%), road traffic accident (43%). Road traffic accidents are more common in males and homicides among females. The common source observed in this study was 20% used Razorblade, 36.66 % used a knife, and 16.66% used a glass piece and axe to inflict the neck wound. Complications observed in this study are hypertrophied scar among 6 patients and permanent tracheostomy in 6 cases. Conclusion: A Significant number of neck injury cases observed in this study were due to road traffic accidents, social awareness regarding road traffic accidents has to be implanted in the general public to reduce the road traffic accidents.
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