Study on Treatment with Respect to Idiopathic Scoliosis (Sensitivity Analysis Based on Buckling Theory) Study of Treatment with Respect to Idiopathic Scoliosis : Sensitivity Analysis Based on Buckling Theory
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A hypothesis that the thoracic idiopathic scoliosis is buckling phenomenon of the fourth mode induced by the growth of thoracic vertebral bodies was presented in the previous work by the authors using numerical simulations with finite element model of the spine. If the hypothesis is acceptable, sensitivity function with respect to the critical growth of thoracic vertebrae on the maximization problem of buckling load with the fourth buckling mode gives us useful information to improve and develop treatments for the idiopathic scoliosis. The numerical results analyzed by the finite element method demonstrated that the sensitivity function is high at the articular capsules of the intervertebral joints, the intervertebral disks, the costotransverse joints and the constovertebral joints around the apex of the curvature in the case of the thoracic idiopathic scoliosis.
- JSME International Journal Series C
JSME International Journal Series C 44(4), 1059-1064, 2001-12-01
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers