Basic biomechanics of the spine.

  title={Basic biomechanics of the spine.},
  author={Manohar M. Panjabi and Augustus A. White},
  volume={7 1},
The purpose of this presentation is to provide basic biomechanical information concerning the spine, its components, and the spinal cord. It is shown that this information is helpful in understanding the fundamental functions of the spinal column. The experimentally determined physical properties of the vertebra, various spinal ligaments, the disc, and the spinal cord under many different loading conditions are described. The role of the special characteristics of the spine ligaments in… CONTINUE READING

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