• S. Lindgren
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 36)


In the beginning of research on the mechanics of head trauma, its severity was more related to the characteristics of the impacting object such as its velocity, mass, shape, contact surface etc than to the response of the impacted head. In Fig. 1 the biomechanical course of a head injury is summarized.


Head Injury Impact Site Impulsive Loading Intracranial Hematoma Head Injury Criterion 


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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Lindgren
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  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Sahlgren’s HospitalUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden

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