Accession Number : ADA210311


Title :   Biomedical Influences on Spinal Cord Function


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 1977-31 Aug 1987


Corporate Author : MEDICAL COLL OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE DEPT OF NEUROSURGERY


Personal Author(s) : Sances, Anthony, Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a210311.pdf


Report Date : 14 Jun 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : These studies were directed to delineate the mechanisms of injury to the human brain and spinal cord during impact injury such as that experienced by Navy Air Force personnel and other military personnel during typical military and non-military maneuvers. The program was conducted in concert with the Office of Naval Research and the Biodynamics Laboratory in New Orleans, LA. Our group of biomedical engineers and neurosurgeons provided assistance for the biodynamics program in the evaluation of impact injury to non-human primates. Evoked potentials were used to measure the alterations in neurological function secondary to inertial impact produced on the HYGE sled in New Orleans at -x G levels up to approximately 100. The pathological evaluations were conducted in New Orleans by consultants and Navy personnel, and our personnel at the Medical College of Wisconsin provided the neurosurgical and biomechanical and bioengineering expertise to assist these studies. In addition, basic studies were conducted to evaluate spinal cord injury function in non-human primates and in human cadaveric tissues to determine the mechanical properties and strengths to further understand potential mechanisms of injury in military personnel.


Descriptors :   *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *BIOMEDICINE , *SPINAL CORD , NAVAL AVIATION , IMPACT , BRAIN , NAVAL PERSONNEL , HUMANS , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , MEDICINE , ENGINEERS , LABORATORIES , UNIVERSITIES , MANEUVERS , PATHOLOGY , PRIMATES , INERTIAL SYSTEMS , NEUROLOGY , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , SURGERY , ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , SPINAL COLUMN , BIODYNAMICS , BIOENGINEERING , MILITARY PERSONNEL , WISCONSIN , TEST AND EVALUATION , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE