Soft Tissue Strain and Facet Face Interaction in the Lumbar Intervertebral Joint—Part I: Input Data and Computational Technique

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A. F. Tencer

Biomedical Engineering Program, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Tex. 76019

T. G. Mayer

Department of Orthopedics, Division of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Tex.

J Biomech Eng 105(3), 201-209 (Aug 01, 1983) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138407 History: Received July 09, 1982; Revised January 14, 1983; Online June 15, 2009


A numerical simulation was devised to determine ligament strains, facet face interaction, and disk fiber strain in the lumbar intervertebral joint under load. This technique uses experimentally derived load deflection and morphologic data from lumbar cadaver specimens from which initial and displaced soft tissue attachment points can be calculated. This allows the strain data to be derived. The effect of disk bulge is also considered. The calculated strains of most ligaments except the facet capsular ligaments were found to be insensitive to anatomical measurement variability of ± 1 mm.

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