A technique for quantifying the bending moment acting on the lumbar spine in vivo.

@article{Adams1991ATF,
  title={A technique for quantifying the bending moment acting on the lumbar spine in vivo.},
  author={M A Adams and Patricia Dolan},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1991},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={117-26}
}
The bending properties of cadaveric lumbar spines were measured and used to convert in vivo measurements of lumbar flexion into bending moments ('stresses'). Forty-two lumbar motion segments were subjected to complex physiological loading and graphs were obtained of bending moment vs flexion angle. Variability was reduced by expressing both variables as a percentage of their values at the elastic limit. Data were averaged for each lumbar level, and a composite bending curve was compiled for the… CONTINUE READING

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