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Who are Biomechanists?
A biomechanist might be an engineer or medical doctor; biomechanics, however, is not within the sole domain of either of these easily recognized professions.
Biomechanical vs. Medical
Biomechanics - the science concerned with the action of forces, internal and external, on the living body. (From Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions)
What is Biomechanics?
The discipline of biomechanics integrates the laws of physics and the working concepts of engineering...
When a Biomechanist can Help
In general, a biomechanist is a useful expert when liability questions involve human motion...

Personal Injury Case Study
Anterior Knee Dislocation

An individual running for cover in a severe rainstorm claimed that a festival tent fell/was blown down onto her posterior right thigh causing an anterior dislocation of her right knee.  What was the cause of the right knee dislocation?

Anterior Dislocation
Anterior Dislocation

Based on a calculation of the wind velocity and force and the individual’s distance from the tent at the time of the incident, Northstar Biokinetics determined that the tent could not have fallen on the her leg.  In addition, a blow to the posterior thigh would not have caused an anterior dislocation.  The individual in question was obese, and the literature clearly describes “spontaneous” or low velocity knee dislocations in obese individuals.  Northstar Biokinetics concluded, therefore, that the individual’s excessive weight in combination with planting her foot on rough terrain generated significant force on her hyper-extended knee causing an open, anterior dislocation.

Case Examples
Case Examples Anterior Knee Dislocation
Case Examples Anterior Shoulder Dislocation
Case Study Bus Pedestrian Accident
Case Examples Head Injury and Restraint Use
Case Study Hit & Run Death
Case Examples Right Knee
Case Examples TMJ Disfunction
Case Examples Trip & Fall
Case Examples Wrist Injury
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