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dc.contributor.advisorTheis, Jean-Claude
dc.contributor.advisorSwain, Mike
dc.contributor.authorKieser, David Christopher
dc.date.available2014-02-19T19:53:59Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.citationKieser, D. C. (2014). Ballistic Skeletal Injuries: An Experimental Study of the Orthopaedic, Biomechanic and Forensic Characteristics (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4601en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/4601
dc.description.abstractWe have just survived the most violent century in history. Ballistic skeletal injuries continue to kill or injure hundreds of thousands of people globally every year and yet our knowledge of these injuries remains incomplete. The aim of this thesis is to analyze some of the orthopedic, biomechanics and forensic aspects of ballistic skeletal injuries to better understand their clinical significance and optimal management. In doing we cover aspects of bacterial contamination and cellular survival around direct ballistic fractures. We also analyze indirect and remote ballistic femoral fractures. From a biomechanics perspective we analyze how bone breaks when impacted by a projectile and what energy transfer is involved. And from a forensic perspective we analyze the morphology of bony wounds and describe a technique for identifying a bullet from the bullet wipe.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectGunshot
dc.subjectbullet
dc.subjectfracture
dc.subjectgelatine
dc.subjectbullet wipe
dc.subjectanimal model
dc.subjectcontamination
dc.subjectcellular viability
dc.subjectgunshot residue
dc.subjectenergy transfer
dc.titleBallistic Skeletal Injuries: An Experimental Study of the Orthopaedic, Biomechanic and Forensic Characteristics
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2014-02-19T17:53:06Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplineOrthopaedic Surgery, Dunedin School of Medicine
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
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