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The Influence of the Tensile Material Properties of Single Annulus Fibrosus Lamellae and the Interlamellar Matrix Strength on Disc Herniation and Progression
(University of Waterloo, 2009-07-30)
Low back pain is highly prevalent in the developed world, with 80% of the population being affected at some point in their lives. Herniation, a common injury to the intervertebral disc, is characterized as the posterior ...
An investigation of the biomechanical factors influencing knee joint function following total knee replacement
(University of Waterloo, 2009-12-22)
Knee replacement surgery is often performed in cases where the pain due to knee osteoarthritis can no longer be effectively controlled by conservative measures. The surgery—which replaces the articular surfaces of the ...