Partner abuse common in fracture presentations

Canadian researchers looked at intimate partner violence among nearly 3000 women presenting to 12 fracture clinics in Canada, the US, the Netherlands, Denmark and India.

One in six reported violence in the past year and one in three reported violence at some point during their lifetime.

The study authors said among the 47 women attending a clinic as a direct result of violence, only 14% had ever been asked by a health professional about abuse.

Orthopaedic surgeons might be well-placed to ask such questions, the