Functional Anatomy Of The Lumbar Spine
Published 1991 · Medicine
Knowledge of morphological and functional anatomy allows us to understand the relationship between morphological structures and spinal activity. We will discuss the four main functions of the lumbar spine: statics, stability, neural protection, and biodynamics. Investigation of these functions is necessary in the evaluation of spinal lesions, and their reestablishment should be the primary goal of therapy. The intervertebral disc is involved in all of these functions, and the artificial disc must thus be able to take over all of them.