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Featured Publication of the Quarter
The following report recently published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery encourages the orthopaedic community to recognize intimate partner violence (IPV) as a critical public health problem. The authors describe the prevalence of IPV among woman presenting with musculoskeletal injury, the need for orthopaedic surgeons to routinely inquire about IPV with their injured female patients, and what orthopaedic surgeons might do when they identify victims of IPV. The article also provides guidance to orthopaedic surgeons regarding available resources when addressing IPV with injured female patients. The authors conclude that because escalating violence is the leading predictor of intimate partner homicide, stopping the cycle of abuse may reduce the magnitude of injuries that are seen and protect patients. An important first step in this process is to inform orthopaedic surgeons about the warning signs of IPV, increase comfort in asking about IPV, and become informed of universally available resources.
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