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Spine injuries in motor vehicle accidents - an analysis of 34188 injured front passengers with special consideration of injuries of the thoracolumbar spine in relation to injury mechanisms

  • Introduction: Spine injuries pose a considerable risk to life and quality of life. The total number of road deaths in developed countries has markedly decreased, e.g. in Germany from over 20000 in 1970 to less than 4000 in 2010, but little is known how this is reflected in the burden of spine fractures of motor vehicle users. In this study, we aimed to show the actual incidence of spine injuries among drivers and front passengers and elucidate possible dependencies between crash mechanisms and types of injuries.

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Author:Christian W. Müller, Dietmar Otte, Sebastian Decker, Timo Stübig, S. Brand, Martin Panzica, Carl Haasper, Christian Krettek
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2013/09/05
Year of first publication:2013
Contributing corporation:Medizinische Hochschule Hannover / Verkehrsunfallforschung
Release Date:2013/09/05
Tag:Deutschland; Fahrer; Insasse; Konferenz; Schweregrad (Unfall; Unfallrekonstruktion; Verletzung; Verletzung); Vorn; Wirbelsäule
Conference; Driver; Front; Germany; Injury; Reconstruction (accid); Severity (accid; Spinal column; Vehicle occupant; injury)
Source:5th International Conference on ESAR
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 5th International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt / Link zum Urhebergesetz

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