Intimate Partner Violence in the Orthopaedic Patient Population: What Surgeons Need to Know : JBJS Reviews

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Intimate Partner Violence in the Orthopaedic Patient Population

What Surgeons Need to Know

Kunes, Jennifer A. BA; Ulrich, Marisa N. BS; Orr, Charlotte E. MD; Cannada, Lisa K. MD; Russo, Christen M. MD

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JBJS Reviews 11(4):e22.00199, April 2023. | DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.22.00199


  • » Intimate partner violence (IPV) is under-reported and pervasive in the orthopaedic surgical setting.
  • » Screening programs that could increase reporting and assist in treatment and prevention are commonly underutilized.
  • » There is little formalized education during orthopaedic surgery training for IPV.
  • » The incidence of IPV continues to increase in the setting of recent stressors, such as COVID-19, and the orthopaedic surgeon should play a role in the screening and identification of patients presenting with IPV injuries and provide resources and referral.

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