Marc R. Safran

Publication Details

  • AUTOMOTIVE AIRBAG-RELATED UPPER EXTREMITY INJURIES - A REPORT OF 3 CASES JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE Freedman, E. L., Safran, M. R., Meals, R. A. 1995; 38 (4): 577-581

    Abstract:

    Automotive airbag technology has reduced the number of injuries and fatalities resulting from motor vehicle crashes. With the increasingly frequent application of this safety feature in automobiles, recent reports of airbag-associated injuries have emerged, including ocular and non-lethal cardiac trauma. We report three cases of airbag-related upper extremity injuries seen at a level-I trauma center over a 6-month period. A heightened awareness of this type of injury in patients injured in motor vehicle crashes with airbag deployment is recommended. The awareness, identification, and management of these high energy injuries will take on added meaning as the airbag technology becomes universally applied.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995RD56300018

    View details for PubMedID 7723098

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