Injuries of the Upper Extremities

  • Kai-Uwe Schmitt
  • Peter F. Niederer
  • Duane S. Cronin
  • Markus H. Muser
  • Felix Walz
Chapter

Abstract

In automotive accidents, injuries to the upper extremities have probably received least of all attention compared to other body segments. This lack of interest can partly be explained by the fact that such injuries are generally not life-threatening. Nonetheless, they may cause long-term impairment associated with significant societal cost.

Keywords

Adduct Epicondylitis Osteochondrosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai-Uwe Schmitt
    • 1
  • Peter F. Niederer
    • 1
  • Duane S. Cronin
    • 2
  • Markus H. Muser
    • 3
  • Felix Walz
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Biomedical EngineeringETH ZurichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  3. 3.AGU ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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