By Professor Dr. S. Lindgren (auth.), Sten Lindgren M.D. (eds.)

It has develop into more and more tricky for the one clinician to hide the full region of traumatology and especially neurotraumatology. this can be now a technology with a number of really good fields of study. the implications are released in several and distinctive journals, complaints and books frequently no longer simply on hand to these answerable for the day-by-day functional administration of the sufferers with head accidents. Epidemiological investigations are essential to evaluation the severity and frequency of injuries and accidents. Such stories will tension the significance of study of the factors and likewise the significance of prevention. they're valuable for assessment of the results of accidents regardless of administration. additionally, the researchers of different features may have a few wisdom of alternative hyperlinks within the chain of occasions at and after an influence. this can be relatively obvious with admire to the issues of coincidence and harm, their prevention, aid, administration and the presentation of crucial medical beneficial properties in every one case for foreign comparisons. consequently it's acceptable to allow the several experts in short talk about and current their features of the topic. in addition, it may well facilitate and stimulate the clinicians in learning exact fields of curiosity. This was once the purpose at the back of the "Scandinavian Symposium on Neurotraumatology" held in may well 1985 in Gothenburg: - to amass wider wisdom for the neurosurgeon and higher knowing among the researchers in a variety of fields to the good thing about the arriving and current sufferers. Sten Lindgren Contents Lindgren, S.: Introduction.

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The deformation can be defined by the total distances of the displacement in three dimensions and the time courses of these. The deformations are denoted strains (compression, tension and shear) and the forces acting within a material are usually denoted stresses. The relation between the external loading force and the resulting stresses and strains within a body is dependent upon the mechanical properties of the tissue (elasticity, viscosity etc) compare Fig. 2. Data on properties of living tissue (elasticity, plasticity and viscosity) are known to some extent 12, 13, 16, 63 , 67, 77 and are used in mathematical simulation 15, 39, 49, 58-

Pure translational acceleration is produced by a 01' tile lIead r-- -- - - - - - -- --" il Fig. 8. Illustrations of stress waves at an impact to curved shell. (From Lindgren 1966 52) Compression wave -------; tension wave ....... ; distortion wave - . - . - . - 38 D. 96 I • A.. I In. -' , \ I I I I I ,"_ ... -~r-:l;:::Si--1 Fig. 9. Illustration of translational and rotational movement. (From Ommaya and Gennarelli 1974 82 ) A Frontal impact Occipital impact 2 lII&ec. Fig. 10. Pressure changes at frontal and occipital impact to cadaver skull.

The skull is in its turn protected by the scalp. It has been estimated that the scalp yields a forty fold increase of the skull fracture tolerance level (blunt trauma). The cerebrospinal fluid has shock absorbing properties: a liquid applies uniform pressure without shearing stress to any surface it contacts (in this case the brain surface). Thus, the cerebrospinal fluid distributes any focally applied external pressure to a uniform stress which is also tolerated well by neural tissues. The density of the cerebrospinal fluid is slightly lower than that of the brain tissue why the brain will gradually sink.

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