Mechanical function of the human lumbar interspinous and supraspinous ligaments.

Abstract

The mechanical function of the interspinous and supraspinous ligaments has been examined by simulating, on excised specimens, the deformation caused during forward flexion of the spine in real life. The load extension curves showed that during the first half of flexion the ligaments carried very little load but towards the end of the range of flexion they… (More)

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@article{Hindle1990MechanicalFO, title={Mechanical function of the human lumbar interspinous and supraspinous ligaments.}, author={Ralph Hindle and M. J. Pearcy and A. Cross}, journal={Journal of biomedical engineering}, year={1990}, volume={12 4}, pages={340-4} }