Mechanical properties of lumbar spine motion segments under large loads.

@article{Miller1986MechanicalPO,
  title={Mechanical properties of lumbar spine motion segments under large loads.},
  author={Julie Ann Miller and Albert B Schultz and Deborah Warwick and Douglas L. Spencer},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1986},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={79-84}
}
The mechanical behavior of fourteen fresh human lumbar motion segments taken at autopsy from males with an average age of 29 yr was studied. Forces up to 1029 N were applied in anterior, posterior and lateral shear; and moments up to 95 Nm were applied in flexion, extension, lateral bending and torsion. In response to these loads endplate displacements up to 9 mm and rotations up to 18 degrees were measured. Stiffness values ranged from 53 to 140 N mm-1 in response to the shear forces and 6-11… CONTINUE READING

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