- Effects of Blows
- Blows to Arms
- Blows to Legs
- Blows Front High Section (above shoulders)
- Blows to Front Middle Section (area between the shoulders and hips, except the arms)
- Blows to Front Low Section (area below the hips, except the legs)
- Blows to Rear High Section (back of neck)
- Blows to Rear Middle Section (back from shoulders to hips)
- Blows to Rear Low Section (area below the hips)
- Blows to Nerves
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Blows to Legs
- Blow to thigh may fracture or dislocate the femur and may result in inability to stand.
- A break in the muscle sheath may cause a lump where the muscles protrude.
- Blow to back of knee may damage popliteal blood vessels causing large hematoma. It may damage the tabialis nerve causing paralysis below the knee. Blow may tear muscles or ligaments.
- Blow to front of knee may cause light to heavy sprain, ruptured blood vessels, torn bursa, torn ligaments, or abraded or torn semi-lunat cartilage. Very painful since the bones may rub against each other.
- Blow to shin may break tibia and/or fibia. If only one breaks the other may act as splint. Bones may shatter because of the weight on them
- Blow to the medial malleous (a point on the medial surface of the tarsal bone just below the ankle) may result in trauma to tibial artery, causing pain in the hip area that leads to the loss of motor function.
- Blow to Achilles tendon may sprain it or cause backward dislocation of foot.
Blow to top lateral part of foot just below the heads of the fourth and fifth metatarsals may cause pain and inability to walk.