Postural spinal balance defined by net intersegmental moments: Results of a biomechanical approach and experimental errors measurement
Benjamin Blondel, Elke Viehweger, Patrick Tropiano, Jean-Luc Jouve, Stéphane Fuentes, Gérard Bollini, Laboratoire d’analyse du mouvement, Spine Unit, Université Aix-Marseille, CHU Timone, 13005 Marseille, France
Benjamin Blondel, Elke Viehweger, Jean-Luc Jouve, Vincent Pomero, Ecole Doctorale 463, Sciences du Mouvement Humain, Université Aix-Marseille, 13005 Marseille, France
Benjamin Blondel, Bertrand Moal, Virginie Lafage, Department of Spine Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New-York University, New York, NY 10002, United States
Raphael Dumas, Université de Lyon, F-69622 Lyon, France
Raphael Dumas, IFSTTAR, LBMC, F-69675 Bron, France
Raphael Dumas, Université Lyon 1, LBMC, F-69373 Lyon, France
Author contributions: Viehweger E, Jouve JL and Bollini G designed research; Blondel B, Viehweger E, Moal B, Tropiano P and Fuentes S performed research; Moal B and Lafage V contributed new reagents or analytic tools; Moal B, Lafage V and Pomero V analyzed data; Blondel B wrote the paper.
Supported by The Association pour le Développement des Recherches biologiques et Médicales and the French Society of Orthopaedics and trauma surgery (Blondel B).
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Spine Unit Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There are no conflicts of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Benjamin Blondel, MD, PhD, Laboratoire d’analyse du mouvement, Spine Unit, Université Aix-Marseille, avenue Jean-Moulin, CHU Timone, 13005 Marseille, France. email@example.com
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Received: May 29, 2015
Peer-review started: May 30, 2015
First decision: July 30, 2015
Revised: August 4, 2015
Accepted: September 29, 2015
Article in press: September 30, 2015
Published online: December 18, 2015