STATIC AND DYNAMIC LOAD RESPONSE OF THE LUMBAR SPINE IN FLEXION

The aims of this study were to develop experimental methods for static and dynamic loading of spinal segments in vitro that would simulate flexicon-distraction injuries (lap seat-belt injuries) and increase knowledge about the biomechanical response and the mechanisms of injury of the lumbar spine under static and dynamic (transient) loads in flexion. The experiments were carried out on the lumbar functional spinal unit (FSU) consisting of two adjacent vertebrae, the interverteabral disc and all intervening ligaments. The results will be used for the development of future preventive measures and as input data to establish injury criteria for the lumbar spine. (A)

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    Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola

    Institutionen foer Personskadeprevention, Fack
    Goeteborg,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • OSVALDER, A-L
  • Publication Date: 1992

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 37P+A p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 91-7032-769-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM