The objective of this project is to develop a complete and coherent musculoskeletal model of the human spine for investigating spinal loading. This model will incorporate a consistent anatomical dataset of the spine that is obtained based on medical images (CT and MRI) and detailed dissection of one male cadaver. This dataset includes segmented bone surfaces, three-dimensional coordinates of muscle attachment sites, architectural muscle parameters, and definitions of bony wrapping surfaces. The credibility of this model will be studied for use in clinical research.


This project is supported by a grant from fonds NutsOhra (1302-032).

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