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- 1Behzadi Fard, Negar
- 1Decker, Colleen
- 1Fok, Jonathan
- 1Funabashi, Martha
- 1Moghaddam, Fatemeh
- 1Roop, Sanjesh C
- 2Department of Mechanical Engineering
- 1Department of Anatomy
- 1Department of Biomedical Engineering
- 1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 1Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
- 1Rehabilitation Medicine
A 3D Continuum Finite Element Muscle Model for the Investigation of Cervical Spine Load-Sharing Mechanisms and Injury Assessment during Impact Loading ScenariosDownload
The mechanical behavior of the individual cervical tissues as well as the head-neck complex kinematics plays a very important role in proper functioning of the cervical spine and is a key factor in more appropriate understanding of injury mechanism, prevention, detection, control and treatment....
Application of a biomechanical finite element spine model to the vicious cycle scoliosis growth theory: evaluation of improved FEA geometry and material assignmentDownload
Scoliosis is defined as the abnormal three dimensional curvature of the spine with 80% of all cases being idiopathic in nature. If left unchecked, this condition can cause cardio-pulmonary complications and occasionally death. Currently, the most common method of treatment of scoliosis is through...
Background: Low back pain is a prevalent condition commonly treated with conservative care, including spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). It is well known that forces applied by SMT are transfered to spinal tissues and that these forces inititate SMT’s benefitial (or possibly harmful) health...
Scoliosis is the deformation of the spine and, in some cases, surgery is suggested in order to correct the curvature and prevent progression. During scoliosis surgery, the patient is positioned on the surgical frame face down in such a way that the hips and chest are placed over cushions. Lateral...
Introduction: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a prevalent musculoskeletal condition affecting 8-11% of the United States general population. LSS is the most common reason requiring lumbar spine surgery in adults older than 65 years, with an adjusted rate of 135.5 low back surgeries per 100,000...
Introduction: This study sought to investigate the effects of soft tissue on measurements of a spinal vibration response using skin-mounted accelerometers and a non-invasive contact tip. Methods: Vibration was applied to the spine of porcine and human cadavers. Measurements of the spinal...
The effect of the duration and amplitude of spinal manipulation therapy on the spinal stiffness of a feline modelDownload
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) duration and amplitude on spinal stiffness. Methods: Simulated SMTs were performed at the L6 spinous process in twenty-two felines. SMTs ranging from 25 to 250 ms duration were performed....