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Can Simple Trunk Muscle Models Balance and Stabilize Lumbar Spine During Support of Symmetric and Asymmetric Loads?: An FE Model Study

[+] Author Affiliations
A. Kiapour

The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

A. Shirazi-Adl

Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

M. Parnianpour

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Paper No. SBC2007-176842, pp. 443-444; 2 pages
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Keystone, Colorado, USA, June 20–24, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4798-5
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


Biomechanical studies of spine have been concerned about an important issue addressing the question of how the trunk muscles stabilize the spine under enormous loads during work or sport related activities.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME



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