Spine Biomechanics

Authored by: Clayton Adam

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120041889

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Abstract

Spine biomechanics is the study of stability, motion, and deformation in the human spine. This entry discusses the kinematics and kinetics of the healthy spine, its mechanical properties, biomechanical aspects of pathology and treatment options for three specific spinal disorders.

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