Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity / Edition 1

Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity / Edition 1

by Jeremy Rich
     
 

The lower extremity is a tremendously variable anatomic region that can be used to establish individual identity, or, if damaged, can be used to reconstruct antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem trauma. In Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot, leading forensic authorities rigorously review… See more details below

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The lower extremity is a tremendously variable anatomic region that can be used to establish individual identity, or, if damaged, can be used to reconstruct antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem trauma. In Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot, leading forensic authorities rigorously review both the scientific and practical aspects of human identification, trauma analysis, and biomechanics of lower extremity as encountered in decomposed or dismembered individuals, mass casualty situations, and human rights abuse investigations. On the scientific side, the authors describe the biochemical events of decomposition, detail the use of radiology to facilitate identification and evaluate trauma, and explain principles of osteology, with an emphasis on the implications for skeletal anatomy for age, sex, race, and height estimation. On the practical side, they apply these approaches to trauma analysis and accident reconstruction, including slip-and-fall incidents, impact, traffic, and pediatric injuries, and considerations of foot and footprint identification. Specific case studies discuss the identification process using the foot and ankle and illuminate the forensic potential of feet, footwear, and barefoot impression evidence.

Authoritative and copiously illustrated, Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot comprehensively reviews the basic process of forensic identification, trauma investigation, and accident reconstruction of the lower extremity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588292698
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
07/30/2004
Series:
Forensic Science and Medicine Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 10.42(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Analysis, Development, and Identification Markers

The Decomposition of Human Remains: A Biochemical Perspective

Robert H. Powers

Forensically Significant Skeletal Anatomy

Nancy E. Tatarek and Dorothy E. Dean

Normal Osteology of the Knee Joint and Markers of Stress and Injury

Emily A. Craig

Anthropological Analysis of the Lower Extremity: Determining Sex, Race, and Stature From Skeletal Elements

Nancy E. Tatarek and Paul W. Sciulli

Estimating Age at Death

Douglas H. Ubelaker

Radiology of the Lower Extremity

B. G. Brogdon

Part II. Trauma Analysis and Reconstruction

Injuries to Children: A Surgeon's Perspective

Jonathan I. Groner

Skeletal Trauma Analysis of the Lower Extremity

Alison Galloway and Lauren Zephro

Biomechanics of Impact Injury

David J. Porta

Injuries of the Thigh, Knee, and Ankle as Reconstructive Factors in Road Traffic Accidents

Grzegorz Teresinski

Biomechanical Analysis of Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Scott D. Batterman and Steven C. Batterman

Part III. Foot Identification Case Studies, Pedal Evidence, and Ongoing Research

"The Game is Afoot": Feet Help Solve Forensic Puzzles in the United States and Overseas

Julie Mather Saul and Frank P. Saul

The Role of Feet and Footwear in Medicolegal Investigations

John A. DiMaggio

Ongoing Research Into Barefoot Impression Evidence

Robert B. Kennedy

Index

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