A review of pelvic fractures in adult pedestrians: Experimental studies involving PMHS used to determine injury criteria for pedestrian dummies and component test procedures
PublisherCRC Press. Taylor & Francies Group
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Objectives: Perform a systematic review for the most relevant pelvic injury research involving PMHS. The review begins with an explanation of the pelvic anatomy and a general description of pelvic fracture patterns followed by the particular case of pelvic fractures sustained in pedestrian-vehicle collisions. Field data documenting the vehicle, crash, and human risk factors for pedestrian pelvic injuries are assessed. Method: A summary of full-scale PMHS tests and subsystem lateral pelvic tests is provided with an interpretation of the most significant findings for the most relevant studies. Conclusions: Based on the mechanisms of pedestrian pelvic injury, force, acceleration, and velocity and compression have been assessed as predictive variables by researchers although no consensus criterion exists.
CitationArregui-Dalmases, C., Kerrigan, J., Sanchez, D., Velazquez-Ameijide, J., Crandall, J.R. A review of pelvic fractures in adult pedestrians: Experimental studies involving PMHS used to determine injury criteria for pedestrian dummies and component test procedures. "Traffic Injury Prevention", 01 Gener 2015, vol. 16, núm. 1, p. 62-69.