Age-related spine injury based on the investigation of the disc degeneration, and osteoporosis

Taek H. Jang, Stephen Ekwaro-Osire

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The spinal injuries can he considered as the most prevalent injuries among the crew and passengers of modern civil transport accident. The functional spinal unit (FSU) of cervical spine column (C5-C6) was created to investigate the age-related spine injuries. Based on the Young's modulus decrease of disc annulus and cortical shell, the injury mechanics of disc degeneration and osteoporosis were investigated. Probabilistic injury analysis was also applied for probability of injury in different Young's modulus levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, 2005 SBC
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference - Vail, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2005Jun 26 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference


Conference2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVail, CO


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