Biomechanical behaviourin vitro of the spine and lumbosacral junction

Six fresh human specimens extending from the 9th thoracic vertebra (T9) to the pelvis were used to study the biomechanical behaviour of the long lumbopelvic segments, including mobility of the sacrum. The loads were applied at T9 using pure couples up to 5Nm. The displacements were measured by an optoelectronic method (VICON 140). Stress-displacement curves… CONTINUE READING