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Biomedical Engineering and IME Reports

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Accident reconstruction cases/biomedical engineering, life care planning, IMEs, and Economist reports have a separate fee schedule arrangement due to the extensive nature and time involved in these cases; please call our office for details.

What is Biomechanics? – Biomechanics is the science which studies the action of energy and forces on living bodies. Sometimes, the action of external forces generates sufficient internal force which cannot be sustained by the body’s tissues resulting in injury. Injury is the damage caused by physical trauma and the mechanism of injury is the fundamental physical process responsible for the injury.

In the context of musculo-skeletal biomechanics, injury mechanisms include:

 Impact

 Dynamic overload

 Crushing

 Skeletal acceleration/deceleration

 Exceeding joint range-of-motion

 Rate & extent of tissue deformation


Each injury mechanism includes some combination of kinematic and kinetic variables. Kinematics variables are the physical factors of time, position, velocity, displacement and acceleration while kinetics variables deal with force. Forces can be developed mechanically or by mass and inertia. Forces or loads are described by magnitude, direction, location, duration, rate, variability and frequency.