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Accidental Injury

Biomechanics and Prevention

  • Alan M. Nahum
  • John W. Melvin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Warren N. Hardy
    Pages 12-48
  3. Harold J. Mertz
    Pages 66-84
  4. Mini N. Pathria, Donald Resnick
    Pages 85-101
  5. Priya Prasad, C. C. Chou
    Pages 102-150
  6. Rolf Eppinger
    Pages 186-197
  7. Steven Goldstein, Elizabeth Frankenburg, Janet Kuhn
    Pages 198-223
  8. Roger C. Haut
    Pages 224-246
  9. Douglas L. Allsop
    Pages 247-267
  10. John W. Melvin, James W. Lighthall, Kazunari Ueno
    Pages 268-291
  11. James A. Newman
    Pages 292-310
  12. James H. McElhaney, Barry S. Myers
    Pages 311-361
  13. John M. Cavanaugh
    Pages 362-390
  14. Stephen W. Rouhana
    Pages 391-428
  15. Albert I. King
    Pages 429-459
  16. Robert Levine
    Pages 460-491
  17. Kathleen Weber
    Pages 493-511
  18. Lawrence E. Thibault
    Pages 512-537
  19. Thomas F. MacLaughlin, David S. Zuby, Jeffrey C. Elias, C. Brian Tanner
    Pages 539-566
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 567-577

About this book

Introduction

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 . . . . .

Keywords

Automobil accident biomechanics hand mechanics tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan M. Nahum
    • 1
  • John W. Melvin
    • 2
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of California at San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Biomedical Science DepartmentGeneral Motors Research LaboratoriesWarrenUSA

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