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Influence of thoracic ramping on whiplash kinematics.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2005 Dec; 20(10):1019-28.CB

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Some experimental whiplash investigations using human volunteers and full-body cadavers reported thoracic ramping, characterized by superior translation and extension rotation of the cervico-thoracic junction. The effect of this phenomenon on cervical spinal kinematics has not been quantitatively determined.

METHODS

A comprehensively validated computational model exercised in 2.7 m/s rear impact was used to determine effects of superior translation and extension rotation of T1 on cervical segmental kinematics during the retraction phase.

FINDINGS

In general, thoracic ramping had a minimal effect on cervical intervertebral kinematics during retraction.

INTERPRETATION

Results of the present study demonstrated that magnitude of thoracic ramping plays a minimal role in the whiplash injury mechanism due to decreased effect on cervical segmental kinematics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. stemps@mcw.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16095781

Citation

Stemper, Brian D., et al. "Influence of Thoracic Ramping On Whiplash Kinematics." Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), vol. 20, no. 10, 2005, pp. 1019-28.
Stemper BD, Yoganandan N, Rao RD, et al. Influence of thoracic ramping on whiplash kinematics. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2005;20(10):1019-28.
Stemper, B. D., Yoganandan, N., Rao, R. D., & Pintar, F. A. (2005). Influence of thoracic ramping on whiplash kinematics. Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 20(10), 1019-28.
Stemper BD, et al. Influence of Thoracic Ramping On Whiplash Kinematics. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2005;20(10):1019-28. PubMed PMID: 16095781.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influence of thoracic ramping on whiplash kinematics. AU - Stemper,Brian D, AU - Yoganandan,Narayan, AU - Rao,Raj D, AU - Pintar,Frank A, Y1 - 2005/08/10/ PY - 2004/11/22/received PY - 2005/06/17/revised PY - 2005/06/20/accepted PY - 2005/8/13/pubmed PY - 2006/1/6/medline PY - 2005/8/13/entrez SP - 1019 EP - 28 JF - Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon) JO - Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) VL - 20 IS - 10 N2 - BACKGROUND: Some experimental whiplash investigations using human volunteers and full-body cadavers reported thoracic ramping, characterized by superior translation and extension rotation of the cervico-thoracic junction. The effect of this phenomenon on cervical spinal kinematics has not been quantitatively determined. METHODS: A comprehensively validated computational model exercised in 2.7 m/s rear impact was used to determine effects of superior translation and extension rotation of T1 on cervical segmental kinematics during the retraction phase. FINDINGS: In general, thoracic ramping had a minimal effect on cervical intervertebral kinematics during retraction. INTERPRETATION: Results of the present study demonstrated that magnitude of thoracic ramping plays a minimal role in the whiplash injury mechanism due to decreased effect on cervical segmental kinematics. SN - 0268-0033 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16095781/Influence_of_thoracic_ramping_on_whiplash_kinematics_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -