Accidental Injury: Biomechanics and Prevention / Edition 2

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This second edition, completely revised and expanded with a new chapter on lower extremity trauma, presents chapters written by widely recognized authorities in the field of human traumatic injury. The topics covered range from automobile restraint systems to cell and tissue biomechanics, and will interest a variety of scholars and professionals including physicians; biomechanical researchers; mechanical, biomedical and automotive engineers; as well as attorneys and jurists involved in accidental injury cases.

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"In 22 chapters a total of 32 further authors from USA present their opinions on general and specialised aspects of the biomechanics of injuries. … chapters on the biomechanics of injury to special tissues and body regions … are a treasure trove for forensic pathologists. The maximum stress limits, which are often very difficult to find, are presented here and discussed in detail. … This book deservedly belongs to the basic library of all forensic pathologists." (A. Du Chesne, International Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 119 (2), 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387988207
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/16/2001
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 637
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The Application of Biomechanics to the Understanding of Injury. 2. Instrumentation in Experimental Design. 3. The Use of Public Crash Data Biomechanical Research. 4. Anthropomorphic Test Devices. Injury Risk Assessments Based on Dummy Responses. 5. Radiologic Analysis of Trauma. 6. A Review of Mathematical Occupant Simulation Models. 7. Occupant Restraint Systems. Air Bag Inflation-Induced Injury Biomechanics. 8. Biomechanics of Bone. 9. Biomechanics of Soft Tissues. 10. Skull and Facial Bone Trauma. 11. Brain Injury Biomechanics. 12. Biomechanics of Head Trauma: Head Protection. 13. Biomechanical Aspects of Cervical Trauma. 14. Biomechanics of Thoracic Trauma. 15. Biomechanics of Abdominal Trauma. 16. Injury to the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine and Pelvis. 17. Injury to the Extremities. 18. Child Passenger Protection. 19. Pediatric Biomechanics. 20. Vehicle Interactions with Pedestrians. Index.

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