Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity / Edition 1

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This book covers human identification, trauma analysis, and forensic biomechanics of the foot, ankle, tibia, and femur as frequently encountered in mass casualty incidents, human decomposition, and human rights abuse investigations.

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"...a major step forward, mainly in the radiological, traumatological and biomechanical will greatly enhance day to day work for experts in the specific field of forensic medicine." - International Journal of Legal Medicine

"...useful reference text for any agency involved in identification, accident reconstruction, and footprint identification." - Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal

"This is the latest book in the ever-growing Forensic Science and Medicine series, published by Humana under the overall editorship of Steve Karch. … It is broken down into several neat chapters … which are well written, well illustrated and complement more general texts efficiently. … this book could be a useful addition to the forensic pathologist’s library." (Dr S Kolar, American College of Physicians News, Spring, 2006)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617374647
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/16/2010
  • Series: Forensic Science and Medicine Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (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


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