NEW MECHANICS OF SPINAL INJURY

@article{Ivancevic2009NEWMO,
  title={NEW MECHANICS OF SPINAL INJURY},
  author={Vladimir G. Ivancevic},
  journal={International Journal of Applied Mechanics},
  year={2009},
  volume={01},
  pages={387-401}
}
  • V. Ivancevic
  • Published 2009
  • Physics, Biology
  • International Journal of Applied Mechanics
The prediction and prevention of spinal injury is an important aspect of preventive medical science. The spine, or vertebral column, represents a chain of 26 movable vertebral bodies, joint together by transversal viscoelastic intervertebral discs and longitudinal elastic tendons. This paper proposes a new locally–coupled loading–rate hypothesis, which states that the main cause of both soft- and hard-tissue spinal injury is a localized Euclidean jolt, or SE(3)-jolt, an impulsive loading that… Expand

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