Biomechanics of pediatric head injury

Carole Jenny, Kent P. Hymel, Nagarajan Rangarajan

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Abstract

Biomechanical modeling is very useful in the ongoing advancement of our knowledge of human infant head injuries. The current models are limited by a paucity of basic science data on the biomechanics of human infant tissues at various stages of development. Overall, the current state of biomechanical modeling does not justify reaching forensic or legal conclusions regarding the head injuries of infants and young children. This chapter discusses the various aspects of biomechanical head injuries in infants and young children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationForensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages435-453
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781617794032
ISBN (Print)1617794023, 9781617794025
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Jenny, C., Hymel, K. P., & Rangarajan, N. (2014). Biomechanics of pediatric head injury. In Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood (pp. 435-453). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-403-2_9