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Computer Simulation Of Idiopathic Scoliosis Initiated By Local Asymmetric Growth Force In A Vertebral Body

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO950431

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

753 kb

Author(s)

S. Tadano, M. Kanayama & T. Ukai

Abstract

Scoliosis is defined as an appreciable lateral deviation with axial rotation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. Idiopathic scoliosis is a deformity which develops during a period of rapid growth and reduces after skeletal maturity. As a biomechanical approach to scoliosis, this paper presents a computer simulation method to examine the hypothesis that local asymmetric growth in a vertebral body might initiate scoliosis deformities of the spinal column. 1 Introduction The human spine is a complex structure which composed of many vertebrae and intervertebral discs, and has three parts of cervical, thoracic and lumbar region. The normal geometry of it is frontal straight and physi

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