Whiplash: diagnosis, treatment, and associated injuries

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CAD Injury on the Rise What is CAD? CAD is cervical acceleration / deceleration injury. There have been numerous authors have reported a disturbing increase in the incidence of CAD in recent years (1326). Holm et al. (1271) reported an increase in medical impairment attributable to CAD (WAD or whiplash-associated disorder was their term) from 16% in 1989 to 28% ...
Whiplash injuries

Whiplash injuries much less likely to occur in cars with new seat/head restraint combination, advanced crash tests show

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The first U.S. crash tests conducted with the world's most advanced rear impact dummy demonstrate that the new seatback/head restraint combination in Volvo S80s successfully reduces the sudden motion of the head relative to the torso that causes many whiplash injuries. The new design represents an improvement even when compared with other Volvo seatback/head restraint combinations, which are among the ...

Cervical Spine

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Cervical Spine References: • Trauma causing delayed instability • High incidence of delayed instability • Significance of hyerflexion injuries • Names of the ligaments subject to injury • Unstable nature of an anterior subluxation Croft AC: Physical Examination, In Foreman SM, Croft AC (Eds): Whiplash Injuries: the Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome, Baltimore, William & Wilkins (1995): A potentially serious complication of ...
The Biomechanics of facet joint injury during whiplash

The Biomechanics of facet joint injury during whiplash

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I was recently retained as a expert in a personal-injury litigation in which a man, while stopped in traffic, was struck from the rear by a 1997 Mercury Sable. The impact forced his SUV the car in front of him. While the property damage to his 2007 Buick Rainer was relatively superficial as far as I could determine from photographs ...

Backover Crash

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What is a backover crash? A backover crash occurs when a vehicle backs into a person such as a pedestrian or bicyclist, often when exiting a driveway or parking spot. These crashes typically are at low speeds. Crashes that involve multiple vehicles or vehicles that back into objects aren't considered backover crashes. How widespread is the backover problem? Government databases ...

THE MECHANISMS OF SOFT TISSUE HEALING FOLLOWING WHIPLASH

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I was recently retained as an expert for a personal-injury case, in which a vehicle was struck from the driver’s side and forced the victim’s car to hit the curb. This occurred while the vehicle was moving; this collision would be defined as a double impact. While the property damage was considered “minor”, the victim a 37 year old male ...
Whiplash

Whiplash

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1. What is whiplash? The term “whiplash” is used to describe a variety of neck injuries that often occur in rear-end crashes. The most common of these are mild muscle strain and minor tearing of soft tissue. Other injuries include nerve damage, disk damage and, in the most severe cases, ruptures of ligaments in the neck and fractures of the ...

Reducing Motor Vehicle-related Injuries in Children

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A National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention: Motor vehicle crashes kill more children in the United States than any other cause of death. In 2011, more than 800 children aged 14 years and younger died in motor vehicle crashes¹ and almost 180,000 more were injured as motor vehicle passengers² most motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries are predictable and preventable. ...

Car Crash? 10 Things you need to know

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Did you ever wonder why a lot of car accident victims don’t die on the crash scene; instead, they succumb months after the tragedy? Emotions run high during an accident and the adrenaline rush is enough to make you think that you’re perfectly fine but you may not be. What are the ten things that you must not forget when ...