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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 705185, 18 pages
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Research Article

Development and Kinematic Verification of a Finite Element Model for the Lumbar Spine: Application to Disc Degeneration

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain
2Department of Surgery, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Miguel Servet University Hospital, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
4Aragón Health Sciences Institute, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
5Engineering and Architecture School, University of Zaragoza, María de Luna 3, 50018 Zaragoza, Spain

Received 7 August 2012; Accepted 30 October 2012

Academic Editor: José M. Vilar

Copyright © 2013 Elena Ibarz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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