The balance point of the intervertebral motion segment: an experimental study.

Abstract

A loading or "balance" point was sought that could serve as a functional reference for mechanically testing spinal motion segments. This point is located above the in-vitro motion segment where, when an axial compressive load is applied, the segment exhibits minimal coupled rotation. The balance point is a reliable indicator of the mechanical… (More)

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@article{Wilder1989TheBP, title={The balance point of the intervertebral motion segment: an experimental study.}, author={Donna Wilder and M. H. Pope and Richard E Seroussi and J. Dimnet and M. H. Krag}, journal={Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute}, year={1989}, volume={49 2}, pages={155-69} }