BIOMECHANICS OF PEDIATRIC CERVICAL SPINE: COMPRESSION, FLEXION AND EXTENSION RESPONSES

The objective of the present study was to develop three separate age specific one, three, and six year old pediatric human cervical spine three dimensional nonlinear finite element models and to quantify the biomechanical responses. The adult model was modified to create one, three, and six year old pediatric spines by incorporating the local geometrical and material characteristics of the developmental anatomy. The present findings of significant increase in biomechanical response due to local geometry and material property change emphasize the need to consider the developmental anatomical features in the pediatric structures to better predict their biomechanical behavior.

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  • Authors:
    • Kumaresan, S
    • Yoganandan, Narayan
    • Pintar, Frank A
    • Mueller, W M
  • Publication Date: 2000-8

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 87-101
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  • Accession Number: 00800813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 2000 12:00AM