Dear subscribers,

As I'm working on my thesis concerning the biomechanical modelling of
the cervical spine, I need the (non-linear) material properties of the
ligaments in the cervical spine (inclusion of visco-elasticity/time-
dependency is not necessary). The stress-strain relation of these
structure is of crucial importance for my thesis.

It's about the following ligaments: lig. longum anterior, lig. longum
posterior, lig. flavum, lig. interpinosus, lig. supraspinosus.

It would be very helpfull for me if somebody could help me out here;
articles, measurements,own experience...

Thanks in advance,
best regards,

Koen Bosmans

Catholic University Leuven,
Department of Biomechanics and Engineering