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    Hello everyone,
    I was injured in a Water tubing crash (Incomplete C4/C5) and I looking for any research or studies that would address the Principles of physics that operate when trauma, both blunt and penetrating occur to the head and or neck.? A body in motion remains in motion until acted upon by an outside force
    ? Velocity of the load applied determines damage (force = mass ? acceleration)
    I'm trying to determine how fast I was traveling on the tube when the crash occur to case the damage it did.
    Thanks in advance for any help with this.
    Glue121

  • #2
    Your speed could be irrelevant. You injury could have been caused by many factors. Angle, your physic, the twisting of your body, etc. I fell 47 feet and landed on concrete, only broke one bone= para. My room mate in rehab leaned back in a lawn chair to drink a soda, went over onto grass= quad. Go figure

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    • #3
      Yes, these injuries happen in weird ways sometimes. I remember there was a guy in my rehab 33 years who was a real tough looking biker Harley guy with tattoos up and down his arms. I asked him how did you do it, "Riding your Hog" he said, nope, slipped on a bar of soap in the shower. So ya, it's all about just happening to land the wrong way and not so much about the huge forces that can happen in high speed accidents, although that's not a good thing either.
      "Life is about how you
      respond to not only the
      challenges you're dealt but
      the challenges you seek...If
      you have no goals, no
      mountains to climb, your
      soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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      • #4
        Thanks to baldfatdad & Curt for your thoughts....not what I was hoping for, but appreciated non the less.

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        • #5
          DAMN, a frickin lawn chair. Talk about bad luck. At least I was thrown out of a pick-up after crashing into a black bear.
          C 5/6 Comp.
          No Tri's or hand function.

          Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

          Teddy Roosevelt

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          • #6
            Mac, I thought my plane crash was cool, but hitting a bear... Outstanding!
            Don - Grad Student Emeritus
            T3 ASIA A 26 years post injury

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            • #7
              I had a part of a building land on me from 12 feet up, and landed on top of me five feet down on the steel deck of a boat. Like I always say, "The building hit me, I didn’t hit the building".

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              • #8
                If you're incomplete just focus on recovering, and leave the physics to the shyster lawyers that make their livings out of this stuff.
                Good luck getting back on your feet bro.

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                • #9
                  If you are seeking this attention for some type of suit, your attorney should be looking for (and paying for) an expert witness to file a brief and be deposed about the physics of your injury. Not your job, and you are not going to find experts here on that.

                  (KLD)
                  The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                  • #10
                    The President of the University of Maryland in the 1997-2000 era might help. He was a mechanical engineer by degree and he had done work on the dynamics of SCIs and skiing accidents. You'll have to track him down though.
                    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

                    Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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                    • #11
                      [QUOTE=SCI-Nurse;1738896]If you are seeking this attention for some type of suit, your attorney should be looking for (and paying for) an expert witness to file a brief and be deposed about the physics of your injury. Not your job, and you are not going to find experts here on that.

                      Certainly not seeking any attention, just looking for some answers. BTW, everything is our job...everything.

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