HUMAN IDENTIFICATION OF DECAPITATED BODY AND REMAINING OF A HEAD THROUGH COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DNA – CASE REPORT
In the routine of Medical Forensic Institutes, cases of bodies, which require an identification process are not rare. Thus, the forensic options are fingerprints, the dental data and genetics analysis and do anthropological exams. This case aimed to identify both a head and a decapitated body found separately and on different dates sent for forensic examination to the Estácio de Lima’s Medical Forensic Institute in Maceió – Alagoas.
CONSOLIDATION OF FRACTURES IN MEDICAL EXPERT PRACTICE
In this study, the authors have carried out a literature survey on the subject of bone fracture to introduce non-expert in Orthopedics to these concepts. We discuss the types of bone healing, which may be primary or secondary, methods of fracture stabilization- relative or absolute-, factors that interfere in bone consolidation and one of the main complications, pseudoarthrosis. The goal of this study is to enable experts to identify the moment of consolidation of the fracture or the absence of it, in order to better assist justice within its expert practice.