Qiao-na Liu

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Falls and fall-related injuries are a major health problem for elderly people. Biomechanical studies provide important insight into the cause of such events and reveal new techniques for preventing them. The topics reviewed in this article include balance recovery, safe landing responses, impact forces during falls, and fracture prevention through exercise(More)
Although the energy available during a fall from standing greatly exceeds that required to produce hip fracture, this occurs in only about 2% of falls in the elderly. This is thought to be due in part to one's ability to reduce the vertical impact velocity (nu(nu)) and kinetic energy (KE(nu)) of the body through energy absorption in the lower extremity(More)
Eleven mollusca samples and 32 fish samples were collected from typical epidemic areas of schistosomiasis prevalence. The contents of 12 CB congeners in aquatic organism samples were measured using the GC/MS technique. The results indicated that 1,3-DIC, 1,4-DIC, 1,2-DIC and HCB were the most predominant CB congeners in the samples from the studying area.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a new method of small fragment fixation in a medial malleolus fracture model. DESIGN/METHODS The authors measured the pullout strength, resistance to shear stress, and speed of insertion of 4.0-millimeter partially threaded cancellous screws, 2.4-millimeter smooth K-wires, and a small fragment fixation system with 2.2-millimeter(More)
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