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Reverse engineering applied to a lumbar vertebra

By Andre Lupi and Zdenka Sant

Abstract

Bone studies can be made in vivo or in vitro. However, disadvantages of both traditional techniques call for a compromise between the two. Reverse engineering allows in vitro bone samples to be simulated and analysed in a virtual in vivo environment thus offering a middle ground solution and a sound foundation on which biomechanical studies of bone could develop

Topics: Biomechanics -- Reverse engineering, Finite element method, Lumbar vertebrae -- Abnormalities, Fractures -- Prevention
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:www.um.edu.mt:123456789/865
Provided by: OAR@UM

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