From the body's left. So this is the right side of my body, since I'm going to the left, I'm going over here, that's how it gets to where it is supposed to be.
So from that point, what I want to do after that is, I measure all of the wounds in terms of dimensions to see how big it is. In this particular situation it is about 2 centimeters wide as it is long. So it is 20 millimeters by 20 millimeters or 2 centimeters by 2 centimeters, whatever you want to use. It is the same changeable amount.
Once you do that, you want to look at the edges of the wound, meaning why that is important, with exit wounds as well as entrance wounds, there is particular identifying characteristics that you can see on a case by case basis. They are not always there, but there is certain things that kind of give me inside track to kind of figuring out what it is.
So in this particular situation when I'm looking at the edge of this wound, it is more irregular, it is kind of like, you know, someone kind of took a bite out of it, it is not a nice smooth circle or oval, it is more irregular. These edges are kind of tattered and look different.
So I specify how that looks to me. So in this particular situation I say that there's irregular edges, the wound is irregular and it is also clean, meaning that I don't see any type of injury to the actual edge of the wound.
Exit wounds, classically, this is kind of how they look. So once all of that is done, I'm able to say at this point that this is an exit wound.
So once I'm familiar with this as an exit wound, eventually I'm going to want to try to find out where the entrance wound is.
So we know where we are on the arm, on the right arm, we are on the inside portion of the arm and we are off medially of that midline. So this is the exit wound of that right forearm.