Biomechanical characterisation of ovine spinal facet joint cartilage.

Abstract

The spinal facet joints are known to be an important component in the kinematics and the load transmission of the spine. The articular cartilage in the facet joint is prone to degenerative changes which lead to back pain and treatments for the condition have had limited long term success. There is currently a lack of information on the basic biomechanical… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.03.015

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