Damage prediction for a cervical spine intervertebral disc

Shruti Motiwale, Adhitya V. Subramani, Xianlian Zhou, Reuben H. Kraft

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Abstract

A large part of the military population develop severe neck pain as a result of complex cyclic loading on the cervical spine. It is hypothesized that this pain is linked to accelerated intervertebral disc degeneration caused by wearing heavier head supported equipments for extended periods of time. This heavy head supported mass exerts high amplitude cyclic loads at the neck that may result in fatigue failure of the intervertebral disc. In this paper, we present a methodology to predict damage in the intervertebral disc over extended periods of time. With this model, we attempt to understand initiation and progression of damage in the disc due to loads exerted on the neck. Such an understanding can be beneficial in the development of better helmets and head mounted equipment for the soldiers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical and Biotechnology Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850534
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2016 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2016Nov 17 2016

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume3

Other

OtherASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period11/11/1611/17/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Motiwale, S., Subramani, A. V., Zhou, X., & Kraft, R. H. (2016). Damage prediction for a cervical spine intervertebral disc. In Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering [2602046] (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 3). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2016-67711