The effects of ligamentous injury in the human lower cervical spine.

@article{Leahy2012TheEO,
  title={The effects of ligamentous injury in the human lower cervical spine.},
  author={P Devin Leahy and Christian M. Puttlitz},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2012},
  volume={45 15},
  pages={2668-72}
}
Damage is often sustained by the anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL) and ligamentum flavum (LF) in the cervical spine subsequent to whiplash or other cervical trauma. These ligaments afford substantial cervical stability when healthy, but the ability of the ALL and LF to stabilize the spine when injured is not as conclusively studied. In order to address this issue, the current study excised ALL and LF tissues from cadaveric spines and experimentally simulated whiplash-type damage to the… CONTINUE READING