Cerebral contusions: re-evaluation of the mechanism of their development.

@article{Gurdjian1976CerebralCR,
  title={Cerebral contusions: re-evaluation of the mechanism of their development.},
  author={E S Gurdjian},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1976},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={35-51}
}
At the present writing, the biomechanics of "coup-contrecoup" contusions may be summarized as follows: 1) "Coup" contusions are caused by the slapping effect of discrete areas of inbeding bone during impact. "Contrecoup" contusions are caused by the movements of the brain against irregular and rough bony enviornment. 2) When the head is relatively fixed, a blunt discrete impact causes a "coup" lesion with no "contrecoup" effect. 3) When the head is free to move, a blunt impact will cause a… CONTINUE READING

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