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Mark J. Barrera
11-14-1992, 08:31 AM
Fellow BIOMCH-L subscribers:

Can anyone suggest any references regarding the structural properties
of the bony endplate of the lumbar vertebral body (thickness, density, Young's
Modulus, strength). I have examined finite element models in the literature,
in which properties have been assigned to the endplate, but I am uncertain how
this data was obtained and what the typical variations might be. Any
information or comments would be greatly appreciated.

Mark J. Barrera
Cornell University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Upson Hall #130
Ithaca, NY USA