Injury patterns in frontal crashes: the association between knee-thigh-hip (KTH) and serious intra-abdominal injury.

Abstract

Safety belts protect occupants in frontal impacts by reducing occupant deceleration and preventing the occupant from hitting interior vehicle components likely to cause injury. However, occupants moving forward during the impact may contact the safety belt webbing across their chest and abdomen. We hypothesized that if the occupant loaded their knee-thigh… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2009.07.002

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