Three dimensional finite element analysis of the osteoporotic lumbar spine

Shou I. Chen, Chih Han Chang, Ruey Mo Lin

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This study established a three dimensional finite element mesh model of human L3 spine with more realistic approximation in the geometry and bone material properties distributions. Different levels of osteoporosis were simulated by reducing the elastic modulus of the cortical shell and spongy bone to determine the mechanisms for lumbar spine fracture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791816117
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: 1999 Jun 161999 Jun 20


Other1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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