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Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity

Part of the book series: Forensic Science and Medicine (FSM)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Analysis, Development, and Identification Markers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Decomposition of Human Remains

      • Robert H. Powers
      Pages 3-15
    3. Forensically Significant Skeletal Anatomy

      • Nancy E. Tatarek, Dorothy E. Dean
      Pages 17-31
    4. Anthropological Analysis of the Lower Extremity

      • Nancy E. Tatarek, Paul W. Sciulli
      Pages 69-98
    5. Estimating Age at Death

      • Douglas H. Ubelaker
      Pages 99-112
    6. Radiology of the Lower Extremity

      • B. G. Brogdon
      Pages 113-237
  3. Trauma Analysis and Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 239-239
    2. Injuries to Children

      • Jonathan I. Groner
      Pages 241-252
    3. Skeletal Trauma Analysis of the Lower Extremity

      • Alison Galloway, Lauren Zephro
      Pages 253-277
    4. Biomechanics of Impact Injury

      • David J. Porta
      Pages 279-310
    5. Biomechanical Analysis of Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

      • Scott D. Batterman, Steven C. Batterman
      Pages 343-355
  4. Foot Identification Case Studies, Pedal Evidence, and Ongoing Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 357-357
    2. “The Game is Afoot!”

      • Julie Mather Saul, Frank P. Saul
      Pages 359-374
    3. Ongoing Research Into Barefoot Impression Evidence

      • Robert B. Kennedy
      Pages 401-413
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 415-421

About this book

The lower extremity is a tremendously variable anatomic region that can be used to establish individual identity, or, if damaged, can be used to reconstruct antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem trauma. In Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot, leading forensic authorities rigorously review both the scientific and practical aspects of human identification, trauma analysis, and biomechanics of lower extremity as encountered in decomposed or dismembered individuals, mass casualty situations, and human rights abuse investigations. On the scientific side, the authors describe the biochemical events of decomposition, detail the use of radiology to facilitate identification and evaluate trauma, and explain principles of osteology, with an emphasis on the implications for skeletal anatomy for age, sex, race, and height estimation. On the practical side, they apply these approaches to trauma analysis and accident reconstruction, including slip-and-fall incidents, impact, traffic, and pediatric injuries, and considerations of foot and footprint identification. Specific case studies discuss the identification process using the foot and ankle and illuminate the forensic potential of feet, footwear, and barefoot impression evidence.
Authoritative and copiously illustrated, Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity: Human Identification and Trauma Analysis of the Thigh, Leg, and Foot comprehensively reviews the basic process of forensic identification, trauma investigation, and accident reconstruction of the lower extremity.

Keywords

  • anatomy
  • ankle
  • biomechanics
  • foot
  • knee
  • radiology
  • trauma

Reviews

From the reviews:

"...a major step forward, mainly in the radiological, traumatological and biomechanical chapters...it will greatly enhance day to day work for experts in the specific field of forensic medicine." - International Journal of Legal Medicine

"...useful reference text for any agency involved in identification, accident reconstruction, and footprint identification." - Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal

"This is the latest book in the ever-growing Forensic Science and Medicine series, published by Humana under the overall editorship of Steve Karch. … It is broken down into several neat chapters … which are well written, well illustrated and complement more general texts efficiently. … this book could be a useful addition to the forensic pathologist’s library." (Dr S Kolar, American College of Physicians News, Spring, 2006)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Jeremy Rich

  • Office of the Medical Examiner, County of Summit, Akron

    Dorothy E. Dean

  • Division of Scientific Services, Controlled Substances/Toxicology Laboratory, Connecticut Department of Public Safety, Hartford

    Robert H. Powers

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Forensic Medicine of the Lower Extremity

  • Editors: Jeremy Rich, Dorothy E. Dean, Robert H. Powers

  • Series Title: Forensic Science and Medicine

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1385/1592598978

  • Publisher: Humana Totowa, NJ

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Humana Press 2005

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58829-269-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-61737-464-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-59259-897-7

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 422

  • Topics: Forensic Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-59259-897-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)