The contribution of the ribcage to thoracolumbar spine biomechanics in a sheep model: The significance of the intercostal connections
Grant, Caroline A., Newell, Nicolas, Brooker, Beau, Pearcy, Mark J., & Little, J. Paige (2016) The contribution of the ribcage to thoracolumbar spine biomechanics in a sheep model: The significance of the intercostal connections. In Spineweek 2016, 16 -20 May 2016, Singapore. (Unpublished)
This pilot study sought to investigate the biomechanical role of three key structural components of the ribcage – the sternum, ribs and intercostal soft tissues – to determine their influence on spinal motion, segmental motion and spinal stiffness. The ribcage was found to play a significant biomechanical role during rotation of the spine. The intercostal connections contributed as much as 48% of this stiffness in axial rotation and 80% in lateral bending. Disruption to the mechanical integrity of these tissues, through surgical interventions or injury, may adversely influence the ability of the spine to resist loads experienced during torso motion.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||ribcage, thoracolumbar spine, spine biomechanics, ovine spine, intercostal, sternum, segmental motion, segmental stiffness, peak stiffness|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomechanical Engineering (090302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||2016 The authors|
|Deposited On:||26 Jul 2016 23:39|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2016 23:42|
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