Accidental Injury

Biomechanics and Prevention

  • Alan M. Nahum
  • John W. Melvin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Warren N. Hardy
    Pages 12-39
  3. Harold J. Mertz
    Pages 72-88
  4. Mini N. Pathria
    Pages 103-120
  5. Priya Prasad, Clifford C. Chou
    Pages 121-186
  6. Rolf Eppinger
    Pages 187-197
  7. John W. Melvin, Harold J. Mertz
    Pages 198-205
  8. Mark A. Gomez, Alan M. Nahum
    Pages 206-227
  9. Roger C. Haut
    Pages 228-253
  10. Douglas Allsop, Kelly Kennett
    Pages 254-276
  11. John W. Melvin, James W. Lighthall
    Pages 277-302
  12. James A. Newman
    Pages 303-323
  13. James H. McElhaney, Roger W. Nightingale, Beth A. Winkelstein, Valeta Carol Chancey, Barry S. Myers
    Pages 324-373
  14. John M. Cavanaugh
    Pages 374-404
  15. Stephen W. Rouhana
    Pages 405-453
  16. Albert I. King
    Pages 454-490
  17. Robert S. Levine
    Pages 491-522
  18. Kathleen Weber
    Pages 523-549
  19. Narayan Yoganandan, Srirangam Kumaresan, Frank A. Pintar, Thomas A. Gennarelli
    Pages 550-587
  20. Roger A. Saul, John F. Edlefson, Kristie L. Jarrett, James R. Marous
    Pages 588-617
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 619-637

About this book


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 applica­ 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 continu­ 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 autho­ 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.


Instrument biomechanics bone brain injury cell mechanics simulation tissue trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan M. Nahum
    • 1
    • 2
  • John W. Melvin
    • 3
  1. 1.San DiegoUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.Tandelta, Inc.Ann ArborUSA

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