Vertical deceleration injuries: a comparative study of the injury patterns of 101 patients after accidental and intentional high falls.

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We analysed the pattern of injury of 101 adult patients who were treated in our Trauma Center after a fall from an average height of 7.2 m between 1987 and 1990. In 62 patients the fall was accidental, and 39 jumped with suicidal intent. The most common injuries were fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine (83.0 per cent) especially of the thoracolumbar… (More)

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@article{Richter1996VerticalDI, title={Vertical deceleration injuries: a comparative study of the injury patterns of 101 patients after accidental and intentional high falls.}, author={David Richter and Michael Hahn and Paola Ostermann and Aline Ekkernkamp and G. Muhr}, journal={Injury}, year={1996}, volume={27 9}, pages={655-9} }