A biomechanical study of the human vertebral artery with implications for fatal arterial injury.

@article{Johnson2000ABS,
  title={A biomechanical study of the human vertebral artery with implications for fatal arterial injury.},
  author={Christopher Johnson and Thien How and M Scraggs and Claire R West and Jill Burns},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2000},
  volume={109 3},
  pages={169-82}
}
We studied the biomechanical behaviour of ring and strip specimens from along the length of 18 vertebral arteries taken from 16 subjects aged 28-90 years, in order to consider some of the factors which may play a role in vertebral artery rupture. The method was chosen to allow a comparison between circumferential distension (ring samples) and longitudinal extension, (strip samples). The samples were extended between the jaws of a tensile testing apparatus until the specimen broke and a number… CONTINUE READING