A new dynamic six degrees of freedom disc-loading simulator allows to provoke disc damage and herniation

@article{Wilke2016AND,
  title={A new dynamic six degrees of freedom disc-loading simulator allows to provoke disc damage and herniation},
  author={Hans-Joachim Wilke and Annette Kienle and Sebastian Maile and Volker Rasche and Nikolaus Berger-Roscher},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={1363-1372}
}
The cause of disc herniation is not well understood yet. It is assumed that heavy lifting and extreme postures can cause small injuries starting either in the inner anulus or from the outside close to the endplate. Such injuries are accumulated over years until its structure is weakened and finally a single loading event leads to a sudden failure of the last few intact lamellae. This paper describes a novel, custom-developed dynamic 6-DOF disc-loading simulator that allows complex loading to… CONTINUE READING
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