Role of endplates in contributing to compression behaviors of motion segments and intervertebral discs.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gain an improved understanding of the mechanical behavior of the intervertebral disc in the presence and absence of the vertebral endplates. Mechanical behaviors of rat caudal motion segments, vertebrae and isolated disc explants under two different permeability conditions were investigated and viscoelastic behaviors were… (More)

Topics

1 Figure or Table