Multiple chop wounds in Hong Kong. An epidemiological study of an unusual injury.

Abstract

Knife injuries can be classified into stabbing injuries and multiple laceration or multiple chops, the latter being much more common in Chinese communities. It is the mark of criminal gang attacks with their tendency to use long knives and choppers rather than guns. The intention is often to wound rather than kill. A survey of 89 cases revealed that 90% of… (More)

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