Understanding the Biomechanics of Shearing in Traumatic Brain Injury

Understanding the biomechanics of the neck from injury is crucial for diagnosing and treating TBI. Getting hit straight on, the way a woodpecker moves it's head, will be less damaging than being hit from the side where the neck can twist, causing tearing of white matter connections.

Posted on BrainLine March 1, 2012.

Produced by Noel Gunther and Justin Rhodes, BrainLine.