A Simulation Study on Marrow Fat Effect on Biomechanics of Vertebra Bone

Chen, Yang ;   Ma, Heather Ting ;   Liang, Li ;   Zhang, Chaoyang ;   Griffith, James F ;   Leung, Ping-chung

Tags Modeling and simulation in biomechanics : prostheticsModeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsOptimization in musculoskeletal biomechanics

Trabecular bone and bone marrow are main components of cancellous bone. Most mechanical studies for bone mainly focus on hard tissues, while...

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Calibration Method for Lumbosacral Dimensions in Wearable Sensor System of Lumbar Alignment

Tsuchiya, Yoshio ;   Kusaka, Takashi ;   Tanaka, Takayuki ;   Matsuo, Yoshikazu ;   ODA, Makoto ;   Sasaki, Tsukasa ;   Kamishima, Tamotsu ;   Yamanaka, Masanori

Tags New technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisWearable robotic systems: orthotics

Anteflexion of the spine is essential for many physical activities in everyday life. However, this motion places the lumbar disks under heavy...

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In-Vitro Assessment of the Stabilization Capacity of Monolithic Spinal Rods with Variable Flexural Stiffness: Methodology and Examples

Facchinello, Yann ;   Brailovski, Vladimir ;   Petit, Yvan ;   Brummund, Martin ;   Tremblay, Jaelle ;   Mac-Thiong, Jean-Marc

Tags Joint biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in medical robotics and biomechanics

The concept of a monolithic Ti-Ni spinal rod with variable flexural stiffness is proposed to reduce the risks associated with spinal fusion. The...

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Lumbar Load Estimation using a Musculoskeletal Model in Consideration of Vertebral Body Displacement: Lumbar Load Simulation under Static Conditions

IMAMURA, Yumeko ;   Tanaka, Takayuki ;   Kusaka, Takashi ;   Tsuchiya, Yoshio

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanics

In this study, we propose an estimation model of lumbar load, which is a factor in lumbar disorders. Our proposed method uses a...

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Simulation of High Energy Vertebral Fractures on Complete Porcine Specimens

Petit, Yvan ;   Boisclair, Dominic ;   Parent, Stefan ;   Mac-Thiong, Jean-Marc

Tags Joint biomechanicsNew technologies and methodologies in human movement analysisDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanics

This work presents a novel method creating high energy vertebral fractures on complete swine specimens to investigate realistic vertebral...

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The Influence of Initial Position of a Flexible Bar on the Lumbar Discs and Muscles Forces: A Sensitivity Analysis

Khalaf, Kinda ;   Abdollahi, Masoud ;   Nikkhoo, Mohammad ;   Asghari, Mohsen ;   Hoviattalab, Maryam ;   Ashouri, Sajad ;   Nikpour, Seyedhassan ;   Sedighe, Kahrizi ;   Parnianpour, Mohammad

Tags Modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal biomechanicsOptimization in musculoskeletal biomechanicsDynamics in musculoskeletal biomechanics

A numerical study was conducted to investigate the effect of the initial hand position while holding a flexible bar on the lumbar disc and back...

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