Upper extremity fractures are common among all age groups, and distal radius fractures are the most prevalent type of fracture among individuals younger than 75 . In 1999 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that approximately 117,000 emergency room visits were the result of a fall event at a playground . The increased popularity of activities such as inline skating, snowboarding and skateboarding in the aging population has been correlated with increased numbers of upper extremity fractures, as these activities have a high fracture risk . While personal protective equipment such as wrist guards and elbow pads may alter fracture risk, little is known about fall biomechanics and the effects of a fall arrest on the upper extremity.
Development of a New Device for In-Vitro Simulation of Upper Extremity Fractures
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Sheridan, DR, Livesay, GA, & Rogge, RD. "Development of a New Device for In-Vitro Simulation of Upper Extremity Fractures." Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Keystone, Colorado, USA. June 20–24, 2007. pp. 599-600. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2007-176328
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