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The mechanics of disc degeneration from an engineering and computational modelling viewpoint

Little, J. Paige (2009) The mechanics of disc degeneration from an engineering and computational modelling viewpoint. In Fundamentals of Spine Surgery Course, April 16, 2009, Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane. (Unpublished)

Abstract

The anatomy and microstructure of the spine and in particular the intervertebral disc are intimately linked to how they operate in vivo and how they distribute loads to the adjacent musculature and bony anatomy. The degeneration of the intervertebral discs may be characterised by a loss of hydration, loss of disc height, a granular texture and the presence of annular lesions. As such, degeneration of the intervertebral discs compromises the mechanical integrity of their components and results in adaption and modification in the mechanical means by which loads are distributed between adjacent spinal motion segments.

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ID Code: 25958
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
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Keywords: spinal motion segment, intervertebral disc, disc degeneration, load distribution
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2009 14:51
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:51

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