Development of an experimental testing protocol to study cervical spine mechanics

Henry B. Faber, Denis Diangelo, Kevin Foley

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Abstract

An experimental study was performed to determine in vitro the biomechanical end mounting conditions that replicated the in vivo physiologic normal cervical spine motion. The goal standard of motion was replication of movement considered normal by neurosurgeons, physical therapists, and anatomists. Tests were performed on a fresh human cadaveric spine mounted in a programmable testing apparatus. Three different end mounting conditions were examined; motion was limited to the sagittal plane. A PC-based image processing system and video recorder were employed to measure the relative rotations of cervical vertebrae. A combination of translation/rotational motion at the upper mounting fixture and fixed movement at the lower end mounting fixture was found to most closely replicate physiologic sagittal plane motion of the cervical spine. The end mounting conditions determined through this study have been utilized in further studies of cervical spine mechanics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSouthern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings
EditorsJ.D. Bumgardner, A.D. Puckett
PublisherIEEE
Pages323-326
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 16th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Biloxi, MS, USA
Duration: Apr 4 1997Apr 6 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 16th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference
CityBiloxi, MS, USA
Period4/4/974/6/97

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Mechanics
Testing
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  • Engineering(all)

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Faber, H. B., Diangelo, D., & Foley, K. (1997). Development of an experimental testing protocol to study cervical spine mechanics. In J. D. Bumgardner, & A. D. Puckett (Eds.), Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings (pp. 323-326). IEEE.

Development of an experimental testing protocol to study cervical spine mechanics. / Faber, Henry B.; Diangelo, Denis; Foley, Kevin.

Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings. ed. / J.D. Bumgardner; A.D. Puckett. IEEE, 1997. p. 323-326.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Faber, HB, Diangelo, D & Foley, K 1997, Development of an experimental testing protocol to study cervical spine mechanics. in JD Bumgardner & AD Puckett (eds), Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings. IEEE, pp. 323-326, Proceedings of the 1997 16th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Biloxi, MS, USA, 4/4/97.
Faber HB, Diangelo D, Foley K. Development of an experimental testing protocol to study cervical spine mechanics. In Bumgardner JD, Puckett AD, editors, Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings. IEEE. 1997. p. 323-326
Faber, Henry B. ; Diangelo, Denis ; Foley, Kevin. / Development of an experimental testing protocol to study cervical spine mechanics. Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings. editor / J.D. Bumgardner ; A.D. Puckett. IEEE, 1997. pp. 323-326
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