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Aortic injury review failed to mention the “osseous pinch”
  1. Tony Hudson,
  2. Matthew Leigh,
  3. Jonathan Wyatt
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3LJ, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Mr Wyatt, Consultant (jonathan.wyatt{at}

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Editor,—The article by Reid et al1 contains an interesting case report of aortic rupture resulting from low velocity crush injury, followed by a literature review of the possible mechanisms of aortic disruption. Unfortunately, however, their literature review is incomplete. It fails to mention the “osseous pinch” …

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