J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  1996 Jun;25(6):1121-1130.

Biomechanics of Cervical Spine

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

A through understanding of the biomechanics of the cervical spine is necessary to apply its knowledge to management of cervical disorders intelligently. In this article authors tried to fully review the biomechnics of cervical spine by, first, going over the basic anatomical and physiological characteristics of the cervical spine. Then, with these in mind, related kinemtics are reviewed with discussion of some of important clinical applications related to these facts. Finally, diagnostic points of cervical instability are stressed which can be used some of the guidelines in management of such patients in actual clinical situations.

Keyword

Cervical biomechanics; Kinematics; Cervical instability; Cervical movement

MeSH Terms

Biomechanical Phenomena
Humans
Spine*
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