Upper Extremity Fractures in Restrained Children Exposed to Passenger Airbags

This study provides a current population-based estimate of the risk if upper extremity fracture to restrained children exposed to passenger airbags (PABs) and detailed information about the types of injuries sustained and their mechanisms. The 3.5% rate of injury was similar for both children and adults. The data revealed that exposure to the airbag increased the risk of upper extremity fracture and highlighted the role of gender and rotational component of the crash in the injury mechanism. These data provide insight into the risk for child passengers as new airbag designs intended to improve the safety of young passengers are developed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: PT-119
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 313-320
  • Monograph Title: Recent Developments in Automotive Safety Technology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0768015030
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2005 11:07PM