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TitleAccidental Injury [electronic resource] : Biomechanics and Prevention / edited by Alan M. Nahum, John W. Melvin
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2002
Edition Second Edition
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Descript XIII, 637 p. 132 illus. online resource


Writing on accidental injury often seems to occur from one of two perspectives. One perspective is that of those involved in aspects of injury diagnosis and treatment and the other is that of those in the engineering and biologic sciences who discuss mechanical principles and simulations. From our point of view, significant information problems exist at the interface: Persons in the business of diagnosis and treatment do not know how to access, use, and evaluate theoretical information that does not have obvious practical applicaยญ tions; persons on the theoretical side do not have enough real-life field data with which to identify problems or to evaluate solutions. The ideal system provides a constant two-way flow of data that permits continuยญ ous problem identification and course correction. This book attempts to provide a state-of-the-art look at the applied biomechanics of accidental-injury causation and prevention. The authors are recognized authoยญ rities in their specialized fields. It is hoped that this book will stimulate more applied research in the field of accidental-injury causation and prevention. Alan M. Nahum, M.D. John W Melvin, Ph.D


1 The Application of Biomechanics to the Understanding of Injury and Healing -- 2 Instrumentation in Experimental Design -- 3 The Use of Public Crash Data in Biomechanical Research -- 4 Anthropomorphic Test Devices -- 5 Injury Risk Assessments Based on Dummy Responses -- 6 Radiologic Analysis of Trauma -- 7 A Review of Mathematical Occupant Simulation Models -- 8 Occupant Restraint Systems -- 9 Airbag Inflation-Induced Injury Biomechanics -- 10 Biomechanics of Bone -- 11 Biomechanics of Soft Tissue -- 12 Skull and Facial Bone Trauma -- 13 Brain-Injury Biomechanics -- 14 Biomechanics of Head Trauma: Head Protection -- 15 Biomechanical Aspects of Cervical Trauma -- 16 Biomechanics of Thoracic Trauma -- 17 Biomechanics of Abdominal Trauma -- 18 Injury to the Thoracolumbar Spine and Pelvis -- 19 Injury to the Extremities -- 20 Child Passenger Protection -- 21 Pediatric Biomechanics -- 22 Vehicle Interactions with Pedestrians

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