Biomechanical role of the posterior elements, costovertebral joints, and rib cage in the stability of the thoracic spine.

@article{Oda1996BiomechanicalRO,
  title={Biomechanical role of the posterior elements, costovertebral joints, and rib cage in the stability of the thoracic spine.},
  author={Itaru Oda and Kuniyoshi Abumi and Deyang L{\"u} and Yasuhiro Shono and Kiyoshi Kaneda},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={1423-9}
}
STUDY DESIGN This is a biomechanical study of the thoracic spine. Various ligaments and joints were resected sequentially and nondestructive cyclic loading tests were performed. Effects of each resection were analyzed biomechanically. OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of the posterior elements, costovertebral joints, and rib cage in the stability of the thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There have been no experimental studies concerning the mechanical interaction between the… CONTINUE READING

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