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Analysis of Pelvic Response to High Energy Impacts for Injury Metric Development Using a Total Human Body Finite Element Model

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Analysis of Pelvic Response to High Energy Impacts for Injury Metric Development Using a Total Human Body Finite Element Model
author
Weaver, Caitlin Melton
abstract
Pelvic fracture is considered one of the most serious skeletal injuries due to associated complications, namely hemorrhage and organ failure. Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of pelvic fracture in civilian trauma, while blast exposure is the leading cause of pelvic fracture in military or combat-related trauma. Combat-related pelvic fractures have some of the worst clinical outcomes. Reported mortality rates for these fractures range from 50.5 to 90.1%. This is significantly higher than the mortality rates for civilian pelvic fracture which range from 3 to 20%. Individuals who survive pelvic fractures have a high rate of long-term morbidity. This includes issues with genitourinary function, gait and range of motion, sitting for long periods of time, chronic pain, and issues returning to work.
subject
finite element analysis
human body modeling
injury risk
pelvic injury
survival analysis
underbody blast
contributor
Stitzel, Joel D (committee chair)
Gayzik, F Scott (committee member)
Kemper, Andrew R (committee member)
Miller, Anna N (committee member)
Weaver, Ashley A (committee member)
date
2020-01-08T09:35:18Z (accessioned)
2019 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
embargo
2024-12-30 (terms)
2024-12-30 (liftdate)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/95942 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Dissertation

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