acceleration-deceleration injury: injury resulting from a collision between a body part and another object or body part while both are in motion.
Adding to the building pressure is the possibility of edema, swelling of brain tissue due to trauma. Typically associated with acceleration-deceleration injuries, there may be shearing or twisting of axonal fibers (white matter tracts) in the brain. This occurs most often in the frontal and temporal lobes.
Whiplash is considered an acceleration-deceleration injury, which can include whiplash, shoulder injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Rapid acceleration and deceleration in car accidents can be caused a variety of different ways, but most commonly occurs when an abrupt change in speed occurs.
It should be noted that brain injuries may occur as a result of acceleration-deceleration trauma unaccompanied by impact. For example, babies who are shaken may suffer acceleration-deceleration brain trauma (Generalli et al., 1982, in Chapey, 1994; Ylvisaker and Shirley, in Chapey, 1994).
Over 1.4 million individuals sustain traumatic brain injuries each year in the United States. Between 400,000 and 500,000 of these head injuries are severe enough to require hospitalization annually. The financial cost of the diagnostic and rehabilitative/medical programs for traumatic head injury is estimated to be 3.9 billion dollars per year.
Deceleration injury, impact injury to a body within or upon a rapidly moving object caused by the forces exerted when the object is brought to a sudden halt. Deceleration injury can occur in high-speed vehicles when they stop or slow down abruptly or when the occupants of the vehicle are propelled ...
Objective: To discuss a newtonian physics model for understanding and calculating acceleration-deceleration forces found in sport-related cerebral concussions and to describe potential applications of this formula, including (1) an attempt to measure the forces applied to the brain during acceleration-deceleration injuries, (2) a method of accruing objective data regarding these forces, and (3 ...
This injury is commonly referred to, or associated with whiplash. Whiplash involves the transfer of acceleration and deceleration forces; usually this is caused by car accidents which cause the body to be thrust forward and then backwards in quick succession.
Non-acceleration injuries-caused by injury to a restrained head and, therefore, no acceleration or deceleration of the brain occurs within the skull (e.g., blow to the head). These usually result in deformation (fracture) of the skull, causing focal localized damage to the meninges and brain.
Many acceleration or deceleration injuries are attributable to abrupt changes in the car’s speed such as whiplash, traumatic brain injuries and shoulder injuries. At Kapuza Lighty, we handle car accident cases and we help you get compensation for your injuries.