Characterization and prediction of rate-dependent flexibility in lumbar spine biomechanics at room and body temperature.

@article{Stolworthy2014CharacterizationAP,
  title={Characterization and prediction of rate-dependent flexibility in lumbar spine biomechanics at room and body temperature.},
  author={Dean K. Stolworthy and Shannon A Zirbel and Larry L. Howell and Marina A Samuels and Anton E. Bowden},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={789-98}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The soft tissues of the spine exhibit sensitivity to strain-rate and temperature, yet current knowledge of spine biomechanics is derived from cadaveric testing conducted at room temperature at very slow, quasi-static rates. PURPOSE The primary objective of this study was to characterize the change in segmental flexibility of cadaveric lumbar spine segments with respect to multiple loading rates within the range of physiologic motion by using specimens at body or room… CONTINUE READING
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