Violent Impact

Violent Impact

Bone Fractures And Brain Trauma

Streaming Video - 2009
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Beyond the immediate risks to a patient's life, doctors must also identify other bodily damage. In this program, Dr. Gunther von Hagens examines the kinds of injuries that can lead to permanent disability if not quickly addressed. Dissecting a female body donor who died after falling from a window, von Hagens locates fractures throughout her skeleton, explains how bones break, and bends a human spine to discover how much force it can withstand before snapping. The program then investigates the causes and consequences of brain damage. Re-creating head injury to the exposed brain of another cadaver, von Hagens illustrates how the rigid, closely fitting skull can actually damage the brain it is meant to protect.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (48 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Bone fractures and brain trauma

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