Leg, Foot, and Ankle Injury Biomechanics

  • Robert S. Salzar
  • W. Brent Lievers
  • Ann M. Bailey
  • Jeff R. Crandall
Chapter

Abstract

Though rarely life-threatening by themselves, lower extremity injuries are often a debilitating and costly injury affecting the broad populace, and can occur as result of a variety of different injury mechanisms. This chapter details basic lower extremity anthropometry, and reviews the currently available studies and injury criteria available for automotive, sports, and military related injury mechanisms. Detailed analysis and critique of published injury studies are presented.

Keywords

Torque Epoxy Explosive Acoustics Grease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert S. Salzar
    • 1
  • W. Brent Lievers
    • 2
  • Ann M. Bailey
    • 1
  • Jeff R. Crandall
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Applied BiomechanicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Bharti School of EngineeringLaurentian UniversitySudburyCanada

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