Biomechanical properties of the costovertebral joint.


Proper modeling of the human trunk requires a quantitative assessment of the stiffness of the costovertebral joints. Twelve samples (adjacent thoracic vertebrae and one rib segment) were harvested from three subjects. The ribs were loaded in the cranial-caudal direction, the ventral-dorsal direction and in torsion around the cervical rib axis. The force… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2009.12.001

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