|Document ID (ISN)||108909|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Seidel H., P÷pplau B.M., Morlock M.M., PŘschel K., Huber G.
||The size of lumbar vertebral endplate areas - Prediction by anthropometric characteristics and significance for fatigue failure due to whole-body vibration
||Sep.-Oct. 2008, Vol.38, No.9-10, p.844-855. Illus. 38 ref.
||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.
||whole-body vibration; spinal column; anthropometry
||reliability; tomography; description of technique; autopsy
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)