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Spine Biomechanics

Spine Biomechanics research at the ZVAMC Labs includes the generation of data regarding adverse mechanical loading conditions known to trigger spine degeneration or injury, as well as the creation of patient-specific models of the spine for use in predicting the efficacy of proposed spinal surgeries.  Insights into the biomechanical behavior of the spine can provide surgeons with a rationale for which surgical techniques are likely to work best in treating patients, improving patient care and reducing the risk of further or recurrent injury.
ZVAMC Spine Biomechanics