Does the Low Back Displace Significantly in Low Velocity Rear Impact Shunts?

This abstract briefly describes a study in which a series of controlled low speed crash simulations were undertaken to determine the displacement of the lower back in this situation. In the 2005 study, accelerometers were applied to the head, chest, and low back of six volunteers. The lowest accelerations and displacements were noted in the low back. The authors note that it is generally accepted that in order for injury to occur there must be sufficient displacement/acceleration for the injury mechanism to be triggered. They conclude by questioning whether the low back can be injured in such impacts and emphasize the need for further research in this area.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier.
  • Authors:
    • Starks, I
    • Henderson, B
    • Hill, M
    • Wade, R
  • Publication Date: 2008-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p 173
  • Serial:
    • Injury Extra
    • Volume: 39
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • ISSN: 1572-3461

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01108923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2008 8:42AM