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Newton's 1st Law of Motion

Unless it is acted on by a force, a body at rest will remain at rest and a body in motion will move at a constant speed in a straight line (law of inertia).

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Newton's 2nd Law of Motion

When a force is applied to a body, the body accelerates, and the acceleration is directly proportional to the force applied and inversely proportional to the mass of the body.

Force = Mass x Acceleration

3

Newton's 3rd Law of Motion

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

4

Killers in Flight

Tentsion Pneumothorax

Cardiac Tamponade

Hypovolemia

5

Gunshot Wounds

Velocity is the most important factor in damage

  • Low velocity - crossbow - 300fps
  • Moderate Velocity - handgun - 900-1500fps
  • High Velocity - rifle - >2000fps

6

Side Impact MVC

  • Rib fractures
  • Splenic rupture
  • Clavicular fractures
  • Femur fractures

7

Front Impact MVC

  • Rib fractures
  • Concussion, skull Fx
  • Dislocated hips, acetabular Fx

8

Rear Impact MVC

  • T12-L1 most common back injury
  • T12 Fx also called Chance Fx - increased "chance" of splenic injury
  • C2 (Hangman's) Fx also common

9

Rollover MVC

  • Injury pattern unpreditable
  • Possible C1 (Jefferson's) Fx due to axial loading
  • Lap belt injuries - clasp knife effect

10

Front Impact MCA

All lower extremities from impact with handlebars while moving forward, abdominal injuries

11

Side Impact MCA

Open lowere extremity Fx's

12

ATV Crash

Clavicular and sternal Fx's common

13

Snowmobile Crash

C2 fractures common

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