Aya J. van den Kroonenberg, Wilson C. Hayes, Thomas A. McMahon
Abstract:Fall dynamics have largely been ignored in the study of hip fracture etiology and in the development of hip fracture prevention strategies. In this study, we asked the following questions: (1) What are the ranges of hip impact velocities associated with a sideways fall from standing height? (2) What are the ranges of body configurations at impact? and (3) How do protective reflexes such as muscle activation or using an outstretched hand influence fall kinematics? To answer these questions, we recruited six you…
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