The effect of age on the structural properties of human ribs.

Abstract

Traumatic injury from motor vehicle crashes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The thorax is particularly at risk in motor vehicle crashes and is studied extensively by the injury biomechanics community. Unfortunately, most samples used in such research generally do not include children or the very elderly, despite the common… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.09.002

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