Depth is greater than breadth.
|B.||Breadth is greater than depth.|
Length is greater than breadth.
|D.||It has wound of entry and exit.
Ans:A.)Depth is greater than breadth.
The wound in the picture above represents stab wound.
In cases of stab wounds the depth of the wound is greater than breadth of the wound.
- Produced when a pointed weapon or object or instrument is forcibly thrust into the body
- May be same as the breadth of the blade of weapon or
- Slightly smaller because of elasticity of skin or
- Larger because of the lateral movement of the victim or assailant
- Breadth – may not approximate with each other because of gaping
- Depth – greatest among the 3 dimensions
- No relationship with the length of the weapon
- Margins – regular and clean cut
- Shape – depends on the type of weapon and site of injury
- Single edged weapon – wedge shaped or triangular. Blunt end of the wound may have small splits in the skin at each end of the corner – fishtailing
- Double edged weapon – spindle shaped or elliptical
- Indicated by the track of wound
- Helps to determine the relative position of the victim and assailant at the material time