Accidental Injury

Biomechanics and Prevention

Editors: Nahum, Alan M., Melvin, John W. (Eds.)

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Writing on accidental injury often seems to occur from one of two perspec­ tives. 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 inter­ face: 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 applications; 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 continuous problem identification and course correction. This book attempts to provide a state-of-the-art look at the applied bio­ mechanics of accidental-injury causation and prevention. The authors are recognized authorities 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 John W. Melvin vii Contents Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . vii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapter 1 The Application of Biomechanics to the Understanding of Injury and Healing .................................. 1 Y. C. Fung Chapter 2 Instrumentation in Experimental Design . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 12 . . Warren N. Hardy Chapter 3 The Use of Public Crash Data in Biomechanical Research 49 Charles P. Compton Chapter 4 Anthropomorphic Test Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 66 . . . . . Harold J. Mertz Chapter 5 Radiologic Analysis of Trauma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 85 . . . . .

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"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)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accidental Injury
Book Subtitle
Biomechanics and Prevention
Editors
  • Alan M. Nahum
  • John W. Melvin
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2264-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2264-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 577
Number of Illustrations
260 b/w illustrations
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