Influence of Cervical Disc Degeneration after Posterior Surgical Techniques in Combined Flexion-Extension—A Nonlinear Analytical Study

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Hong-Wan Ng, Ee-Chon Teo, Qinghang Zhang

School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

J Biomech Eng 127(1), 186-192 (Mar 08, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1835364 History: Received July 16, 2003; Revised September 28, 2004; Online March 08, 2005
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Comparison of the vertebral body dimensions
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Iso-posterior view of the (a) C2–C7 finite element model; (b) associated ligaments
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Comparison of intersegmental responses with the published data in combined flexion-extension. Error bars denote standard deviation
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Relative change in the intersegmental rotational motions due to cervical disk degeneration
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Relative change in the disk annulus, cancellous bone, and cortical stress due to cervical disk degeneration
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Relative change in the rotational motions due to cervical disk degeneration and surgical techniques
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Relative change in the disk annulus, cancellous bone, and cortical stress due to laminectomies and facetectomies




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