Load sharing within a human thoracic vertebral body: An in vitro biomechanical study

Kilincer C., Inceglu S., Sohn M. J. , Ferrara L. A. , Bakirci N. , Benzel E. C.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.17, no.3, pp.167-177, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-177


OBJECTIVE: The vertebral body is the major load bearing part of the vertebra and consists of a central trabecular core surrounded by a thin cortical shell. The aim of this in vitro biomechanical study is to determine the debated issue of load sharing in a vertebral body.