The history of spinal biomechanics.

  title={The history of spinal biomechanics.},
  author={A. Sanan and Setti S. Rengachary},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={657-68; discussion 668-9}
The history of spinal biomechanics has its origins in antiquity. The Edwin Smith surgical papyrus, an Egyptian document written in the 17th century BC, described the difference between cervical sprain, fracture, and fracture-dislocation. By the time of Hippocrates (4th century BC), physical means such as traction or local pressure were being used to correct… CONTINUE READING