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Effects of degenerated intervertebral discs on intersegmental rotations, intradiscal pressures, and facet joint forces of the whole lumbar spine.
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PMID:  23930818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The effects of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration on biomechanics of the lumbar spine were analyzed. Finite element models of the lumbar spine with various degrees of IVD degeneration at the L4-L5 functional spinal unit (FSU) were developed and validated. With progression of degeneration, intersegmental rotation at the degenerated FSU decreased in flexion-extension and left-right lateral bending, intradiscal pressure at the adjacent FSUs increased in flexion and lateral bending, and facet joint forces at the degenerated FSU increased in lateral bending and axial rotation. These results could provide fundamental information for understanding the mechanism of injuries caused by IVD degeneration.
Won Man Park; Kyungsoo Kim; Yoon Hyuk Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-06-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Computers in biology and medicine     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1879-0534     ISO Abbreviation:  Comput. Biol. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1250250     Medline TA:  Comput Biol Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1234-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
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