Hanging

Hanging is one of the topics that comes up every now and then on an exam and infrequently into the emergency department. What are the key points? 2 Types of Hangings Suspension: rope tied around the neck and the person suspended so that the ligatures tighten. These are the most common forms of hanging presentation…

Read More

Hanging

I was considering writing a blog on the patient who presents post hanging, when I had a patient with this presentation come in today. The classical understanding of hanging as it was used as a form of capital punishment, was really a form of decapitation. The result of was a fracture of the upper cervical…

Read More