A DETAILED INJURY SEVERITY SCALE FOR LOWER LIMBS BASED ON ANALYSIS OF INJURIES SUSTAINED BY PEDESTRIANS

This paper is based on the results of 50 pedestrian cadaver tests in which the lower limbs injuries were carefully analyzed. The leg injury distribution, the consequences of these injuries will be evaluated through the analysis of equivalent injuries sustained by pedestrian in traffic accidents. These injuries are of several types and involve all biological tissues of lower limbs. The authors propose a classification of these injuries according to their kind, their location, their number and their association. This classification shows that present scales are not sufficiently detailed and are not suitable for the reality of these injuries. On this basis they propose intermediate stages in order to refine the present AIS and MAIS scales. For the covering abstract of the conference see HS-036 716. (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 329-350

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831628, HS-036 741
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM