Diaphragmatic rupture and the association with occupant position in right-hand drive vehicles.

@article{Thakore2001DiaphragmaticRA,
  title={Diaphragmatic rupture and the association with occupant position in right-hand drive vehicles.},
  author={Shobhan B Thakore and Jean Jacques Henry and Alistair W Todd},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2001},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={441-4}
}
Ruptured diaphragm following blunt trauma occurs with an incidence of 3 to 8% with right-sided rupture recognised with increasing frequency. This study aimed to investigate the influence of occupant position in right-hand drive (RHD) vehicles on the side of diaphragmatic injury. A retrospective analysis of the Scottish Trauma Audit Group database was performed to gather data on blunt diaphragmatic lacerations. Police records were also searched to ascertain the point of impact in the accidents… CONTINUE READING

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