Spatial and structural dependence of mechanical properties of porcine intervertebral disc.

@article{Causa2002SpatialAS,
  title={Spatial and structural dependence of mechanical properties of porcine intervertebral disc.},
  author={Filippo Causa and Luigi Manto and Assunta Borzacchiello and Roberto De Santis and Paolo A Netti and Luigi Ambrosio and Luigi Nicolais},
  journal={Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={1277-80}
}
Structure-function relationship of natural tissues is crucial to design a device mimicking the structures present in human body. For this purpose, to provide guidelines to design an intervertebral disc (IVD) substitute, in this study the influence of the spatial location and structural components on the mechanical properties of porcine IVD was investigated. Local compressive stiffness (LCS) was measured on the overall disc, also constrained between the two adjacent vertebrae: the dependence on… CONTINUE READING

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