Influence of morphology and material properties on the range of motion of the costovertebral joint–a probabilistic finite element analysis

Benedikt Schlager, Frank Niemeyer, Christian Liebsch, Fabio Galbusera, Julius Boettinger, Daniel Vogele, Hans Joachim Wilke

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Abstract

The motion of the costovertebral joint (CVJ) is governed by the material properties and its morphology. The goal of this numerical study was to identify the material and morphology parameters with the greatest influence on the motion of the CVJ. A fully parametric finite element model of the anatomy and material properties of the CVJ was developed. The impact of five morphology and thirteen material parameters was investigated and compared to in vitro data. The motion was influenced in particular by the rotational stiffness of the articulatio capitis costae and the lateral position of the fovea costalis transveralis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalComputer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • biomechanics
  • Costovertebral joint
  • finite element analysis
  • probabilistic design analysis
  • rib cage
  • spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

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