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dc.contributor.authorScheirs, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorMalgosa, Assumpció
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Molina, David
dc.contributor.authorOrtega-Sánchez, Marisa
dc.contributor.authorVelázquez Ameijide, Juan
dc.contributor.authorArregui Dalmases, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorMedallo-Muñiz, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorGaltés Vicente, Ignasi
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Resistència de Materials i Estructures a l'Enginyeria
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica
dc.identifier.citationScheirs, Malgosa, A., Sanchez, D., Ortega-Sánchez, M., Velazquez-Ameijide, J., Arregui-Dalmases, C., Medallo-Muñiz, J., Galtés, I. New insights in the analysis of blunt force trauma in human bones. Preliminary results. "International journal of legal medicine", 10 Gener 2017, vol. 131, núm. 3, p. 867-875.
dc.description.abstractDetermining the time of injury is an important but still a challenging task in forensic anthropology. In literature, many descriptions can be found to make a distinction between perimortem and postmortem fractures. Characteristics that are more related to fractures in fresh conditions, however, are not extensively investigated. This study compared 28 perimortem fractures from autopsies and 21 both fresh and dry experimentally reproduced human bone fractures. Preliminary results showed the following five distinct traits that might be related to perimortem conditions: layered breakage, bone scales, crushed margins, wave lines and flakes with matching flake defect. These distinct traits might not only be good estimators of perimortem trauma but also may be an indicator of trauma in intra vitam conditions, especially related with muscular reaction to injury. Furthermore, layered breakage seems to be a good trait to infer the biomechanics of trauma.
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria biomèdica::Biomaterials
dc.subject.lcshBiomedical materials
dc.subject.lcshHuman mechanics
dc.subject.otherForensic anthropology
dc.subject.otherBone trauma
dc.subject.otherTime of injury
dc.subject.otherPeri mortem trauma
dc.titleNew insights in the analysis of blunt force trauma in human bones. Preliminary results
dc.subject.lemacMecànica humana
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorScheirs, S.; Malgosa, A.; Sanchez, D.; Ortega-Sánchez, M.; Velazquez-Ameijide, J.; Arregui-Dalmases, C.; Medallo-Muñiz, J.; Galtés, I.
local.citation.publicationNameInternational journal of legal medicine

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