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Document ID (ISN)108909
CIS number 08-1432
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seidel H., P÷pplau B.M., Morlock M.M., PŘschel K., Huber G.
Title The size of lumbar vertebral endplate areas - Prediction by anthropometric characteristics and significance for fatigue failure due to whole-body vibration
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2008, Vol.38, No.9-10, p.844-855. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract The sizes of vertebral endplates co-determine the ultimate strength of spinal units. The health risk associated with fatigue failure after repetitive dynamic loads caused by whole-body vibration (WBV) could depend on the size of endplate area, too. The objective of this study was to develop a simple low-cost method for predicting the size of vertebral endplates using CT-scans of lumbar spinal units. CT scans of 53 male donors were used to determine the size of the cross-sectional areas of endplates L3-L5, which were later measured during autopsy. The correlations were not sufficient to permit a prediction of the endplate area by anthropometric parameters. This contradicts earlier findings that describe close correlations between the size of intervertebral discs, the size of the endplates and the external diameters of large joints.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body vibration; spinal column; anthropometry
Descriptors (secondary) reliability; tomography; description of technique; autopsy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics