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Frontiers in Head and Neck Trauma: Clinical and Biomechanical. Volume 21, Biomedical and Health Research.

Frontiers in Head and Neck Trauma: Clinical and Biomechanical. Volume 21, Biomedical and Health Research.

N. Yogandan, F. Pintar, S.J. Larson, and A. Sances, editors. IOS Press, Inc., 5795-G Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, VA 22015. Telephone: (703) 323-5554. Hardcover, 762 pages, $98.00. ISBN: 90-5199-369-2.

This book delivers state-of-the-art developments in head and neck trauma to neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, nurses, paramedics, ER physicians, medical students, and biomedical and biomechanical engineers. This book attracts a wide range of interest from the large population of medical and physical scientists concerned with the mechanisms, treatment, and amelioration of head and neck injury. Forensic specialists involved in product analysis will also be interested.

The book begins with the basic anatomy of the adult and child head and neck, and neurologic analysis of head and neck injury. Also, included are the experimental biomechanics of head and neck injury beginning with the mechanisms of skull fracture, diffuse and focal injuries including diffuse axonal injury, and tissue level cellular injury analysis which deals with macro and microscopic analysis of tissues in the spinal cord and head. Further topics included are epidemiology of head and neck injury, costs to the public at large, vehicular and sports related injuries, the design of anthropomorphic test devices, and mathematical modeling and analysis of head and neck injury.

A select group of world experts on head and neck trauma, including professors from the world's leading academic institutions contributed to the book. Included in this group are anatomists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuroradiologists, pathologists, biomechanical engineers, and scientists from the automotive industry and from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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Publication:American Rehabilitation
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Dec 22, 1999
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