Mechanical properties of lumbar spine motion segments under large loads.

  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},
  volume={19 1},
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

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
16 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 16 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…