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Three-dimensional geometrical and mechanical modelling of the lumbar spine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1400515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The main objective of this study is to design a three-dimensional geometrical and mechanical finite element model of the lumbar spine. The model's geometry is constructed using six parameters per vertebra. These parameters are digitized from two X-rays (anterio-posterior and lateral), thus yielding an individualized model which can be arrived at from the radiographs of a tested specimen. This procedure makes the model validation easier, as geometry is generally a factor of dispersion in experimental results. The geometrical reconstruction, in the form of a finite elements mesh, was effected for the whole lumbar spine. The global coherence of the model was verified.
F Lavaste; W Skalli; S Robin; R Roy-Camille; C Mazel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomechanics     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0021-9290     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biomech     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-10     Completed Date:  1992-11-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0157375     Medline TA:  J Biomech     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1153-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Biomécanique, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Lumbar Vertebrae / anatomy & histology*,  physiology,  radiography
Models, Anatomic*

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