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Finite Element Simulation of Pelvic Fractures in Side Impact

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Young-Ho Kim, Jong-Eun Kim, Alan W. Eberhardt

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Paper No. SBC2012-80027, pp. 265-266; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/SBC2012-80027
From:
  • ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA, June 20–23, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4480-9
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME

abstract

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the most common cause of serious injury (Healthy People, 2010). Moffat et al. (1990) estimated that, in 1985 alone, 15,300 pelvic fractures occurred during MVCs in the United States. Since the early 1990’s, the incidence of pelvic fractures has significantly increased (Inaba et al., 2004), which is alarming since more patients die from pelvic fracture than from any other skeletal injury (Cryer, 1996).

Copyright © 2012 by ASME

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