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Development of an artificial intervertebral disc for laboratory test spine

Fagan, Michael



A patient-specific finite element model of the spine is currently beingdeveloped to aid the surgeon in the diagnosis and clinical managementof spinal conditions1. To validate the application of the computermodel, a laboratory validation spine is beingdeveloped . This paperdeals with the development and basic characteristics of the intervertebraldisc component of the spine since it is the most criticalelement and its accurate performance is essential if the validation spineis to function correctly.

Journal Article Type Meeting Abstract
Publication Date Dec 31, 2001
Journal Journal of Biomechanics
Print ISSN 0021-9290
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue Supplement 1
Pages S59 - S60