1993-11-01

Atlanto-Occipital Fracture Dislocation in Lap-Belt Restrained Children 933099

This paper discusses an attempt to relate measured loading at the head neck junction of arestrained six year old ATD during a frontal crash, to the mechanism of upper cervical fracture dislocation in young children. Lap belt, lap shoulder belt anda four point restraint system are considered. The basis for the reconstructions is the fatal injury to lap-belt restrained young children seated in the rear seat of contemporary minivans. The study concludes that simple forces and bending moments measured on such an ATD may not provide a sufficient basis for judging the likelihood of such an injury. Suggestions for a more comprehensive injury analysis are made.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Spinal Cord Injuries to Children in Real World Accidents

933100

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Injury Severity in Restrained Children in Motor Vehicle Crashes

952711

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Simulation of Occipitoatlantoaxial Injury Utilizing a MADYMO Model

2004-01-0326

View Details

X