Types Of Injury Classification
Types Of Injury Classification

What is injury?


bruise, also called physical trauma, refers to damage to the body caused by external forces. It is a general term that refers to injuries caused by accidents, falls, impacts, weapons, etc. Its scope can be physical, mental and psychological.

In the United States, millions of people are injured every year. These injuries range from mild to life-threatening. Injuries can occur at work or play, indoors or outdoors, while driving or crossing roads.

In 2013, 4.8 million people died from injuries worldwide, compared with 4.3 million in 1990. Of these deaths, more than 30% are transportation-related injuries. In 2013, 367,000 children under the age of 5 died of injuries, compared with 776,000 in 1990. Injuries account for 9% of all deaths and are the sixth leading cause of death in the world.

Injury classifications:

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed the International Classification of Causes of Trauma (ICECI). Under this system, injuries are classified as:


These codes can identify the distribution of injuries in a specific population, and can identify cases to study the causes and preventive measures in more detail.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has developed the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS). Under this system, injuries are classified as follows:


OIICS was first released in 1992 and has since been updated many times.

The Orchard Sports Injury and Illness Classification System (OSIICS) (formerly known as OSICS) is used to classify injuries so that specific sports injuries can be studied.

Common types of injuries include:


Symptoms of injury include:

Cause of injury


The many causes of injury include:

What are the risk factors for injury?


Many factors increase the risk of injury. Risk factors include:

How to reduce the risk of injury

You can use the following methods:

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