IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Biomechanics of Lumbar Vertebrae as a Functionally Optimal Structure

2005 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Author(s): S.C. Fan ; D.N. Ghista ; K. Ramakrishna
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 January 2005
Conference Location: Shanghai, China
Conference Date: 17 January 2006
Page(s): 6,192 - 6,195
ISBN (Paper): 0-7803-8741-4
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2005.1615909
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In this paper, we demonstrate that the spinal vertebral body (VB) remodels (as per Wolf's law) such that its shape and dimensions enable it to be a light-weight high-strength structure. The VB is... View More

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