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Intimate Partner Violence: Bridging the Knowledge Gap

We are pleased to share with you the most recent publication from the MacOrtho team. This paper, titled "Intimate partner violence and Musculoskeletal injury: bridging the knowledge gap in Orthopaedic fracture clinics", has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

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Sprague S, Madden K, Dosanjh S, Godin K, Goslings JC, Schemitsch EH, Bhandari M. Intimate partner violence and Musculoskeletal injury: bridging the knowledge gap in Orthopaedic fracture clinics. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013 Jan 15;14(1):23. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious health issue. There have been widespread research efforts in the area of IPV over the past several decades, primarily focusing on obstetrics, emergency medicine, and primary care settings. Until recently there has been a paucity of research focusing on IPV in surgery, and thus a resultant knowledge gap. Renewed interest in the underlying risk of IPV among women with musculoskeletal injuries has fueled several important studies to determine the nature and scope of this issue in orthopaedic surgery. Our review summarizes the evidence from surgical research in the field of IPV and provides recommendations for developing and evaluating an IPV identification and support program and opportunities for future research.

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