One of the most frequent head injuries resulting from cycling accidents is Acute Subdural Hematoma (ASDH). For nearly one third of the ASDH cases, the etiopathology directly relates to a bridging vein (BV) rupture. Therefore, a good description of the BV material behaviour is essential for clarifying the biomechanical characteristics of ASDH etiology following a head impact. This study focuses on describing the BV material behaviour under axial loading conditions at high strain rates. Finally, a comparison is made with published BV data at low strain rates to investigate a strain rate dependency. From the presented BV‐Superior Sagittal Sinus study, it follows that no strain rate sensitivity could be observed up to 20 s‐1. However, more tests at even higher strain rates need to be performed to draw a final conclusion.
Acute Subdural Hematoma; parasagittal bridging veins; strain rate; tensile test