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Trauma Biomechanics

Introduction to Accidental Injury

  • Kai-Uwe Schmitt
  • Peter F. Niederer
  • Felix Walz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 7-37
  4. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 39-56
  5. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 57-89
  6. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 91-112
  7. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 113-122
  8. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 123-140
  9. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 141-149
  10. Kai-Uwe Schmitt, Peter F. Niederer, Felix Walz
    Pages 151-173

About this book

Introduction

Trauma biomechanics uses the principles of mechanics to study the response and tolerance level of biological tissues under extreme loading conditions. Through an understanding of mechanical factors that influence the function and structure of human tissues, countermeasures can be developed to alleviate or even eliminate such injuries. Trauma Biomechanics surveys a wide variety of topics in injury biomechanics including anatomy, injury classification, injury mechanisms, and injury criteria. The interdisciplinary approach necessary in trauma biomechanics is stressed by showing the span from anatomy to engineering solutions for each body region. Injury reference values are listed, either currently in use or proposed by both the U.S. and European countries. Although the book is meant as a first introduction for medical doctors and engineers, sufficient references for scientific research are provided also.

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Keywords

Crash Testing Spinal Injuries Trauma-Biomechanics biomechanics classification mechanics stress tissue trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • Kai-Uwe Schmitt
    • 1
  • Peter F. Niederer
  • Felix Walz
  1. 1.Institute for Biomedical EngineeringSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05448-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22299-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05448-2
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